Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Beach Report: Found Art

There was lots of found art on the beach today. Enjoy!

How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Charlie the Tuna

Get Yourself a Limbo Girl 

The Colossus of Oxnard

And here's what  the ruins of the original Greek Colossus of Rhodes might have looked like after the earthquake of 226 B.C.

And while we're on the subject, here's Emma Lazarus's poem referencing the original colossus. This text is inscribed on a plaque on the inner wall of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

The New Colossus 

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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