Today’s editorial cartoon rewind is a combination of three blogs from last October’s trashing of Onni’s Lucy bronze camel during the Thanksgiving long weekend. And to make matters worse, shortly thereafter Onni’s henchmen verbally accused an innocent senior (Bryan May) in a handicap scooter passing by as the leader of the pack behind the deification of their precious fake art bronze camel. #OnniHenchmen
Adjacent to the disfigured bronze camel statue there is a Onni plaque that emphatically argues this is a historically correct example of the camel used during the North Shore mini gold rush. The truth of the matter is it was the hardier “Dromedary two hump camel” used and even this breed did not perform or live up to expectations. #OnniFakeNews
Of course this did not stop wannabe night-mayor Buchanan to state in an NSN interview that this Arabian one hump camel did in fact represent the kind of camel used during the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush… Buchanan and her supporters wonder why I depict her wearing crazed glasses, this being only one of many reasons. #Vote4ChangeOct20
… And yesterday while enjoying a fresh java at Beans on Lonsdale in walks Horsetrader Clark tossing his campaign biz card on my table, turns and walks away not saying a word… On my way out he was seemingly having a fake news interview where I placed his campaign card on his table saying “I don’t need this.” We then unfortunately ended up in a feisty back and forth exchange where at one point he told me to go back to Ontario – don’t know where that came from. Then told me to drink some more of Kerry Morris’ milk – ignorant to the fact that I am not working for Morris’ campaign. Do you really want a delirious hotheaded density bedfellow as your city’s next mayor?
Meanwhile back at today’s Thanksgiving flashback.
Being a member of many an artist community for over 40 years, and owner of a small once upon a time gallery where I also exhibited my paintings and small sculptures back in my up and coming hey day. I learned then Art will always be open to subjective and objective criticism and controversy like: when it’s subject matter is presented in one light then diffused by its historical intent.
What makes this “realist camel” so argumentative and not always in a good light is because it is so well done. Leaving little room for far too many to accept this as the correct one hump camel as opposed to the two hump camel that was used for a very short time failing to live up to its expectations. Perhaps a precursor why this bronzed camel is coming under at times undignified litter and much heated verbal abuse. After all THE PREMISE our NS Public Art Advisory Committee and owner Onni definitively ENGRAVED on a plague adjacent to the bronze camel named “Lucy’ or as I like to refer to as unLucky; clearly states in fact she is one of the last camels used during the BC gold rush in the mid 1800’s.
Onni’s “plaque” leaves very little room for interpretation as it FACTUALLY PROCLAIMS this bronze camel as “a monument not public art”. A distinct disconnection between the artist and grossly misleading historical facts presented by its owner Onni and our North Shore Public Art Advisory (Selection) Committee… A perplexing bronze has been surely cast! #StachePOV #notPublicArt
Brian May a CNV disabled pensioner who uses a mobility scooter was verbally harassed from behind by two of Onni’s underlings passing by their CentreView twin towers main entrance at 13 St. and Lonsdale Ave. Onni’s henchmen were abusively accusing him for the recent Thanksgiving vandalizing of their unLucky err Lucy bronze camel. When really all he can be accused of by these Onni hooligans was his peaceful, nonthreatening right to ‘protest’ during the recent camel unveiling on Wednesday October 4th. These surly Onni thugs should be fired, never mind reprimanded… What are the odds nothing happens to these cowardice Onni ambassadors harassing a disabled law abiding pensioner… after all Mussatto said he would take care of it – sure he will. After all we are talking about our mayor’s BFF (Onni brothers) high school pals. #OnniCamelThugs