Vandalism, Art, or Insanity?

Installation 1

Taking advantage of the nice weather today, I went for a walk in Leif Erickson Park, where I found several of these “installations” for lack of a better word. If you can’t quite make it out, these are eggs stuffed into pantyhose and thrown up into a tree.

Installation 2

At first, I thought maybe these were plastic Easter eggs and maybe they contained clues or treasure maps inside of them. But no, upon further inspection, they were real eggs.

Installation 3

One pair of pantyhose contained not eggs, but cups of Yoplait yogurt. The cups appeared to be unopened.

So the questions I asked myself were: “Is this supposed to be vandalism? Is it supposed to be art? Or is this the by-product of insanity?”

If it’s art or vandalism, well, I don’t get it. So I guess I have to go with insanity. What do you think?

17 Comments

vicarious

about 13 years ago

It think it is art, vandalism, AND insanity. I also think it is an awesome and inexplicable act of randomness.

Danny

about 13 years ago

Is this some variation on the "old shoe" trick?  That's where you see a pair of old shoes in a tree and it's supposed to signal it as a place where you can buy weed.

vicarious

about 13 years ago

In my various neighborhoods in MPLS, the shoes-on-the-powerline thing indicated a place to buy crack.

Barrett

about 13 years ago

These were in the Rose Garden, by the way. Right next to the gazebo where people get married. So who knows...maybe it's some bizarre Scandinavian wedding rite.

vicarious

about 13 years ago

Those nordic types can get freaky!

Bad Cat!

about 13 years ago

Weeeiiiirddddd....
I hope you get an answer.

The Big E

about 13 years ago



I was always kind of partial to the shoetree at the U.  Could you get crack there?

adEm

about 13 years ago

Call me a cynic, but it looks like garbage to me.

Danny

about 13 years ago

Crap. That's where I got married.

Barrett

about 13 years ago

Maybe someone put a voodoo curse on you.

Danny

about 13 years ago

Wouldnt be the first time.

Chester Dark

about 13 years ago

I thought the shoes in the tree thing was a gang-related ritual....your first "cap popping", the first time you "ice" someone, the first time you overuse "quotes"....

Barrett

about 13 years ago

Snopes.com says: "Theories as to what these shoes signify abound, but, contrary to what one hears, there's no one right answer."

How about shoe tossing? Or maybe shoe trees of the Mojave? It all reminds me of Bubblegum Alley.

Clip

about 13 years ago

....mmmmmm....eggs...yogurt...pantie hose...new Burrito combo, si?

zra

about 13 years ago

ew.

rp gauntlet

Dave Sorensen

about 13 years ago

Y'all sound as if you've never seen eggs in pantyhose hanging from a tree before. You need to get out more. Why when I was a boy...
Also, this shows that PDD could use a new category for postings: Mind F**ks.

chris m

about 13 years ago

left there by the dairy fairy

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