Laramie, WY: Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You- Swirled into Oblivion

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming WY #12296

While browsing through my photo file, I came across this picture that my son took in the fall of 2011.  Can you guess what it is?

        Burnt Log Sculpture


To refresh my memory I conducted a search online and was surprised to learn that if we wanted to go back and see it again, we can't - because it is no longer there.  After you guess what it is, you can go to the links below to find out what it really is and why it is not there anymore:

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/10/carbon_sink_sculpture_at_university_of_wyoming_mining_and_energy_donors.html

http://trib.com/business/energy/emails-university-of-wyoming-officials-sped-up-touted-removal-of/article_4f9332ee-d83c-5d58-a38b-19e913ba739d.html

http://www.studio360.org/2012/aug/03/disputed-art-disappears-from-university-campus/

 

 

 

 

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Brenda Whitman, Broker/Co-owner                                                Office Phone: 307.460.3298

Live in Laramie Real Estate                                                                Cell Phone: 307.399.5477

302 S 2nd Street, Suite 206                                                      E-mail: brenda@liveinlaramie.com

Laramie, Wyoming  82070                                                       Office Website:  www.liveinlaramie.com

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Sandy Williams
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good picture.  A carbon sink.  Interesting.  I didn't think it would have been coal.  I wonder what he used to treat the coal with?

Nov 26, 2012 04:54 AM #1
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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I am guessing the remains of a huge bonfire.  I am not completely sure.

Nov 26, 2012 05:10 AM #2
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Sussie Sutton
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I knew it was logs but thought that was dirt between them where plants would be planted. Read the article and all I can say is that THE MIGHTY DOLLAR WINS AGAIN.

Nov 26, 2012 09:21 AM #3
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Hi Sandy,  I don't think he treated it with anything . . . it was just there

Hi Tony, it does look like the remains of a huge bonfire, doesn't it?!  I just like the design and unusual nature of it.

Isn't that the truth, Sussie!  I saw it as simply interesting but I guess some people took it at its value as a statement and that just didn't fly . . .

Nov 26, 2012 11:51 AM #4
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Steve Hoffacker
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Brenda,

Good eye to see and capture this. Often designs are there just for the taking. :)

Steve

Nov 26, 2012 02:33 PM #5
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Tim Bradley
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A loss for art and freedom of expression...

Nov 26, 2012 10:17 PM #6
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Gina Tufano
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Very interesting picture. I would have never guessed what it was!

Nov 26, 2012 11:39 PM #7
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Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
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Hi Steve, What you said is true, we just have to look at ordinary things in a different way which isn't always easy. . .

Hi Tim!  I am surprised that they removed it and so quickly . . .

Thanks, Gina!

Nov 27, 2012 12:58 AM #8
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Brenda,

Congratulations. Your post is also featured in the group "Americana." :)

Steve

Nov 29, 2012 03:06 PM #9
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