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I think I know what this is supposed to represent.  But that's not the first thing that came to mind!  Local GeoArt.  Should this be changed to be more family friendly?

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Just now, Harry Dolphin said:

I think I know what this is supposed to represent.  But that's not the first thing that came to mind!  Local GeoArt.  Should this be changed to be more family friendly?

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What is it?  I mean, not to sound naïve, pure as the wind-driven snow.  What is the title of the piece?

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2 minutes ago, kunarion said:

 

What is it?  I mean, not to sound naïve, pure as the wind-driven snow.  What is the title of the piece?

 

High Point State Park.

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2 minutes ago, Harry Dolphin said:

 

High Point State Park.

 

Looks to me like the state park is very excited about it. B)

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57 minutes ago, Harry Dolphin said:

Think they're glad to see me?

 

It's based on the monument in the park, right?  It's been right there, going commando on New Jersey since 1929.  So it's not the Geoart guys' fault.  If you see anything "off" about it, that's just the product of your own dirty, dirty mind.

...And all the innuendos I'd post in the logs along the artwork.  Wait.  I mean, the cool logs, nice family-friendly logs.  Of course.

 

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It's easy to see that the CO designed his "art" to get a reaction. The curved base for instance, doesn't represent the monument at all. 

 

Edited to say,, Just looked at the map, zoomed in and out, and see that the similarity to anatomy pretty much only exists at the one level. Still not sure about the curved base but I really don't see anything wrong with the art. 

 

p.s. I wouldn't want to wear the Tshirt displayed below out in public. :lol:

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Interestingly, a very large road-side power trail series in my region long ago got archived because if it was rotated it looked like a hand giving a finger.

 

Maybe if someone officially complained about this geoart a reviewer would do something about it.

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3 hours ago, thebruce0 said:

Maybe if someone officially complained about this geoart a reviewer would do something about it.

 

Will everyone still get to wear the hats and T-shirts to the Event there next month?

 

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It looks like these things aren't supposed to be zoomed out quite so much.  At the point where the Monument Geoart converges, the "Pi Geoart" (circled) becomes unrecognizable.  Even that "star" is looking less than stellar.  Zoom in, and they become more like themselves.

 

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The "base" in the Geoart seems disproportionate, but although the base's viewing platform is flat, the actual monument's foundation does have a slight curve over the hill.

 

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It may be that it's wider because it was more compressed it would look... worse?  That may have been a requirement for publishing. *shrug* Only the CO and reviewer know, really.

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57 minutes ago, kunarion said:

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It looks like these things aren't supposed to be zoomed out quite so much.  At the point where the Monument Geoart converges, the "Pi Geoart" (circled) becomes unrecognizable.  Even that "star" is looking less than stellar.  Zoom in, and they become more like themselves.

 

 

Well, yes.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!  I did finish the Pi series.  Got part of the TriState Star.  The level of zoom can make a difference.  

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40 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:

It may be that it's wider because it was more compressed it would look... worse?  That may have been a requirement for publishing. *shrug* Only the CO and reviewer know, really.

 

There seem to be quite a few caches that are designed to highlight a particular... feature... and named for it and everything, yet were published just fine.  A Cache Owner could break with tradition and call it something family-friendly, "all my friends call it Y Rock, although it also goes by less flattering names".  It's something by definition "in nature", so you can imagine most anything in nature. Visitors may get a kick out of it anyway, "heh, that looks just like a Z"!!

 

https://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/large/6c8da164-2e62-4b6f-b805-ff914faf7aaf.jpg

https://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/large/7a7cf623-b358-40b5-a012-8f5df9f3129e.jpg

https://img.geocaching.com/cache/large/e6713a07-cb67-4d94-ae21-2990277d2305.jpg

https://img.geocaching.com/cache/large/d2c19702-191d-4c04-9477-fa0e881b50fd.jpg

 

In the OP's case, it's the kind of monument that, if you're gonna make a representation of it, no matter what you do, you'll end up with something like.  You know.  At least this one is simply called "High Point State Park".

 

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Yep. My point was only that when something similar happened around here, someone complained, and it had to be changed. For that power trail, they archived a stretch and made a different stretch somewhere else to change the 'shape'.

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