Friday, November 23, 2012

Fairbanks' Fortress of Solitude

A nine-member volunteer committee selected a design Friday for a work of art to be placed in the new triangular park space downtown formed by the construction of the new Chena River bridge. “Polaris,” a concept developed by two artists from Vancouver, is a work of abstract art inspired by basic elements of life in Fairbanks. - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Okay so, rather than pay two Canadian artists $300k, the esteemed members of the committee could have maybe opted instead to pay local ice sculptors an annual stipend of 5k for sixty years. But at least this crystal ediface will create a vibrational realignment of the Chena River chakra by channelling some major woo and bring the residents of downtown into a more balanced spiritual harmony, enlightening their consciousnesses and heal the, the, ahh - no …oh screw it, I’m SO GETTING A CAPE.

"I'm here to fight for truth, and justice, and the Alaskan way."

No, really: if this downtown Fairbanks version of the Fortress of Solitude ever actually does gets built, I swear I will attend the official unveiling wearing Superman Underoos.

Relatedly, and also the best poop joke of the year:
Superman's Best Friend: The Short Animated Movie from Brett Underhill on Vimeo.

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