A Public Service Announcement for artists and art students
From Jason Sprinkle parking a truck in a public place with a “sculpture” on it and the word “bomb” somewhere on the truck in 1996, to the idiot who put a “sculpture” outside of the Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday and called the museum to tell them “There is not a bomb by the entrance of the museum,” any number of so-called artists or art students have done public displays involving a “bomb”.
And you know something? None of them were clever, or smart, or creative, or artistic. They were douchebags.
I’m not saying authority overreaction like the Boston/Aqua Teen Hunger Force incident is alright, either. But if you put something up that says bomb, or you call up a public place and use the word “bomb” in your discussion, anyone with half a brain can expect a reaction and legal trouble when it is found out who was behind the scare.
So please, if you want to call yourself an artist, leave public not-bombing out of your portfolio. It isn’t art. It’s just stupid.
This public service announcement brought to you by Billy Ocean, Student Council Treasurer and the Association for the Prevention of Douchebaggery.