Truly Appalling

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I am pretty much lost for words on this one…. This is what the Mountain Man/Man Mountain plaque says…
“Mountain Man/Man Mountain eulogises and mythologises the landscape and people of the Great Western Tiers. He has been cast in concrete and clad with shimmering coloured glass mosaics. Mountain Man’s lips offer a seat to passer-by, highlighting his functionality as a piece of sculptural furniture.”

I kid you not. God only knows what the Great Western Tiers people did to deserve this ! Horrifying isn’t it…would you sit on it’s lips? It looks like an evil urinal. The artist obviously had connections to get this approved.

It reminds me of another horrifying attempt at public art, the Fred and Mary Tree Stumps

Mary Tree Stump

And we all know what happened to FRED !!!!!

IFred Tree Stump

Click here for the full story of Fred and Mary Tree Stumps.



  1. Friggin Loon said,

    February 25, 2008 at 3:26 am

    I second the motion, truly appalling. I heard that people were absolutely horrified when it was unveiled in 2002. You only mentioned Mountain Man, there are two other sculptures unveiled at the same time and they do not fare any bettter.

  2. Johnny Appleseed said,

    February 25, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    When ‘Mountain Man’ arrived we thought it was a North Korean plot so we wrote
    to the Meander Valley Council demanding it’s return to President Kim. The council swung into action and ignored our request. A once beautiful park on the
    banks of the Meander River is now a ‘fun park’ full of ‘f-art’. Help!

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