LinkLuv: 30 May

Some older news items, but still worth noting.

Blessed are the peacemakers.” Two of the top dogs in Al-Qaida disagree on the use of jihad. One of them, an architect of the terrorist group’s present incarnation, recently changed his stance on the use of force.

I don’t know much about her, but Rachel Ray is not a terrorist. And Dunkn’ Donuts should be ashamed of themselves for pulling this ad based on such tangential circumstances. Heard this first on ABC World News, saw it again today on Iconia.

London rejects donation of $2.5 million sculpture. Apparently they “felt there were no suitable sites currently available for such a large and dominating sculpture.” I would generally encourage creation of suitable sites for respectable, donated artworks. Couldn’t the Westminster Council have found a generous land-owner to donate a parcel for a park to place the behemoth upon? I’m not personally that fond of the angular steel piece, but it seems to be worth considering.

Sir Anthony Caro’s “Millbank Steps” being installed at the Tate in 2005.

About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

One Response to LinkLuv: 30 May

  1. nataJane says:

    Lol! I saw that Rachel Ray article too, and thought it was really absurd.

    As for the steel art piece, I really don’t like it much either. I’m all for modern art, but really- what do you say to a donation of art that you don’t like? I’m not saying it was rejected because someone didn’t love it, but what if that were the case? I don’t think I would have space for it either. 😉

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