Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Big Blue Heart

In today's Daily Evergreen, student writers Jordan Hightower and Nick Sowle
bravely take on Pullman's most controversial issue,
the Big Blue Heart. This is not the first time the Evergreen
has exposed this simmering conflict. Officially named the
Technicolor Heart by artist Jim Dine, it has been a part of our town and campus for a number of years. When confronted by this issue, most choose to look the other way but I think I have found a solution.

We all know of Moscow's efforts to deem itself the "Heart of the Arts" , they even have their own building. To show our appreciation for Nancy Chaney's efforts here in Washington state, I propose that WSU donate or lend indefinitely, the Big Blue Heart to the City of Moscow
for prominent display at the Heart of the Arts 1912 Center. That way, every time Nancy walks by the 1912 Center, she will be reminded
of our deep feelings for her. And it's about time we started reciprocating a little up-creek what Moscow has been sending us down-creek all these years.


Satanic Mechanic said...

I hate that heart. I really hate that heart.
If I remember correctly, WSU paid some starving artist $25,000 for making that piece of crap. Hell, WSU could of paid a third grader $250 and got the same result!
I agree with April, the heart should be deported or donated. Maybe WSU can get back some of its losses come Tax Day by donating it to Queen Nancy.
Too bad Pullman was not at war with Moscow, it could be the "Trojan Heart".

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

I've seen people use it as a climbing gym. At least it's good for that.

The Red Knight (aka, Dr. Know) said...

I'm going to take a plunge off the deep end here and defend this big stupid piece of techni-crap. I think it's ugly. In fact, I think it's one of the worst pieces of 'art' I've ever seen. But I'm somehow unable to take my eyes off of it. It's kind of like a car crash, I suppose. If we got rid of it I feel that WSU wouldn't be the same somehow. I can't really explain it myself. I suppose this is why some people like pugs so much.