Daily Archives: June 29, 2011

Now THAT’s garden sculpture!

My friend Chris Blakeley in Seattle just shared a little posting on the steel artwork of Andrew Chase. Specifically, of Mr. Chase’s tyrannosaur sculptures.

Oh, dear. I can hear the Czarina telling me “Where are we going to put it?” Naturally, the answer is “Out in the front yard. Add a tank and a Dalek, and we’ve got a life-sized Rowan Atkinson nativity set.”

Uh oh

After a few years of living in Dallas, you become a bit blase about shopping malls. Back in the Eighties, famed Chicago columnist Mike Royko referred to Dallas as “a shopping mall Shangri-La,” and he was nearly tarred and feathered. I note that the best documentary about life in Dallas was directed by George Romero…not so much.

Anyway, it should be interesting to see the latest confluence of shopping mall sensibilities and horticulture, brought to you by the folks behind Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, becoming our second big tourist attraction. (You know, besides that little accident a few years back.) Namely, Terrain. Time for me to talk to the folks at Panoptikon, Dallas’s best goth club, about offering an antidote to “put a bird on it” before it gets here.