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Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:43 PM

What a fucking idiot..."instagram-artist-defaces-national-parks"

http://www.modernhiker.com/2014/10/21/instagram-artist-defaces-national-parks/

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Reply What a fucking idiot..."instagram-artist-defaces-national-parks" (Original post)
blackspade Oct 2014 OP
cyberswede Oct 2014 #1
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #51
LeftyMom Oct 2014 #2
Marie Marie Oct 2014 #16
cwydro Oct 2014 #54
Scootaloo Oct 2014 #3
LeftyMom Oct 2014 #4
theHandpuppet Oct 2014 #34
shenmue Oct 2014 #5
lunasun Oct 2014 #6
petronius Oct 2014 #7
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #8
defacto7 Oct 2014 #19
yuiyoshida Oct 2014 #41
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #42
yuiyoshida Oct 2014 #44
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #46
yuiyoshida Oct 2014 #47
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #49
yuiyoshida Oct 2014 #50
3catwoman3 Oct 2014 #9
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #10
2naSalit Oct 2014 #17
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #18
2naSalit Oct 2014 #22
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #25
2naSalit Oct 2014 #28
greatlaurel Oct 2014 #11
A Little Weird Oct 2014 #12
uppityperson Oct 2014 #13
csziggy Oct 2014 #14
Goblor Oct 2014 #15
NBachers Oct 2014 #24
calimary Oct 2014 #62
hibbing Oct 2014 #20
NBachers Oct 2014 #21
freshwest Oct 2014 #32
cui bono Oct 2014 #35
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #48
freshwest Oct 2014 #57
2naSalit Oct 2014 #61
defacto7 Oct 2014 #23
ConservativeDemocrat Oct 2014 #26
NaturalHigh Oct 2014 #31
fishwax Oct 2014 #38
boston bean Oct 2014 #40
blackspade Oct 2014 #27
RufusTFirefly Oct 2014 #29
NaturalHigh Oct 2014 #30
Historic NY Oct 2014 #33
corkhead Oct 2014 #36
boston bean Oct 2014 #37
Tracer Oct 2014 #39
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #43
a kennedy Oct 2014 #45
customerserviceguy Oct 2014 #53
Le Taz Hot Oct 2014 #52
pipi_k Oct 2014 #55
Jim Lane Oct 2014 #56
blackspade Oct 2014 #58
theHandpuppet Oct 2014 #63
theHandpuppet Oct 2014 #65
blackspade Oct 2014 #66
theHandpuppet Oct 2014 #67
Rex Oct 2014 #59
CrispyQ Oct 2014 #60
theHandpuppet Oct 2014 #64

Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:49 PM

1. Yeah - that's some serious hubris right there.

Why is *her* art so important?

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:28 AM

51. Only in her own mind.

Because it doesn't look any better than the shit any preteen could draw on their homework folders.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:51 PM

2. Her art looks like it belongs on some Chucks or a Trapper Keeper.

Not that it would be okay if it were good art, but it being "art" makes it worse, for sure.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:23 PM

16. Agree. That's not art - it's vandalism.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:41 AM

54. I could draw better than that.

And I can't draw.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:53 PM

3. Is it paint or chalk?

 

The piece says paint, but the pieces look like chalk to me

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:55 PM

4. The artist says it's acrylic.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:31 AM

34. In some photos I noticed she is using magic marker

Even worse.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:58 PM

5. She could have just drawn on paper

and stuck the pictures on boards. Then the papers could have been taken down and recycled.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:58 PM

6. Absolute P O S . Find her stop her oh and it is not chalk it is in acrylic

Selfish piggy

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:04 PM

7. She has achieved a somewhat epic troll at least, synergizing real-world

jackassery with on-line asshattery. Hope the notoriety is worth it for her (and I hope there are some legal consequences)...

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:06 PM

8. She needs to be found, arrested, and tried for multiple counts of vandalism.

 

This isn't art, it's the height of selfish indulgence.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:36 PM

19. ^ this ^ x 1000

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:39 AM

41. She probably

crayoned on the walls of her house as a kid.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #41)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:51 AM

42. And, possibly, was praised for it.

 

Times have changed!

Some parents have chosen to only establish boundaries as a last resort, and often too late.

The result is poorly socialized adults who are loud in public, might litter without a thought, leave their shopping carts in an empty parking stall at Safeway or Nob Hill, etc., etc.

I'm kind of glad that I was raised differently.

OBTW, Go Giants!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #42)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:57 AM

44. agreed...and

hoping for a win tonight. Someone told me those NY Baseball Giant caps have suddenly begun emerging in NYC.. that some people there are trying to reclaim the Giants.. funny. That and the McCovey Cove silly thing that happened yesterday.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #44)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:06 AM

46. That really was silly, I'm sad people fell for it.

 

As far as I know, the people of San Francisco own that cove and naming rights are not for sale. Yet. And if they were the good people would never support dissing McCovey that way.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #46)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:09 AM

47. You know I really didn't

find that hoax too funny, and only because Willie McCovey just got out of the hospital and was allowed to go to the game, via in a wheel chair. Could you imagine, at his age and delicate condition how he would have felt, had he heard that rumor? I don't think he would have thought it funny either!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #47)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:18 AM

49. Boatbound's twitter feed says they "did it out of love for the Giants, Willie..."

 

Read for yourself.

https://twitter.com/boatbound

I'm skeptical.

They write that "it was for a good cause" with this link: https://boatbound.co/giveaway

Which is just a promotion for their own company, giving away boat use credits?

How humanitarian of them!

For the record, we did this out of love for the Giants, Willie, and the cove and meant no disrespect


Check here for more information https://boatbound.co/giveaway It was for a good cause


Um, no, screw you.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #49)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:25 AM

50. They had the hashtag

#nothingbutlove it should be #nothingbutprofit or #nothingbutpublicity.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:09 PM

9. Self-important...

...twerp.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:26 PM

17. I want to

sign this petition but I have a question I want to ask first.

I've noticed that all the names are initials, does that mean you have to use your initials or does the petition application do that automatically? I need to know because I have a privacy concern and don't want to have my full name (if required by the site) to end up on the web site for all to see.

Thanks.

2na

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:31 PM

18. The site provides the initials based on what you enter.

 

They ask for your full name and then only display initials.

However, if concerned, you could use a pseudonym, I doubt that they verify identities, only your email address is unique.

And I doubt that doing this is in any way illegal.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:47 PM

22. Thanks

I wanted to confirm that first, it isn't clear in the terms of use and privacy info.

I'm on it. I am sorry to say that her offense amounts to a misdemeanor which doesn't have much bite to it unless each individual park brings up separate charges, that might result in repeat offender status which might have some actual teeth.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:53 PM

25. Six months per violation, 10 violations = 5 years.

 

Not that they would hit her with all that but I think she's earned it.

Thanks!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:14 PM

28. I agree

Somehow I am afraid that she won't get that much punishment, but then we all know her name now.

Looks like the petition is getting some traction, the count jumped by close to 200 signatures in the few minutes it took for me to confirm my signature. Hope it makes the goal and then some.

Thanks for posting the petition link and for your assistance!!

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:10 PM

11. This is so disgraceful, hope they got enough evidence to prosecute her on a felony charge.

Last edited Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:27 PM - Edit history (1)

No one wants to see her vandalism. Hope they make her clean this crap up and then lock her in jail. She is not an artist, just a common criminal stealing from the public for her personal profit.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:30 PM

12. How awful!

I hope she gets some serious punishment for this act of vandalism. Graffiti is not art.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:44 PM

13. What a foolish thing to do and what an idiot to document it.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:50 PM

14. On one level she's brilliant for documenting - think of what taxpayers will save

In her prosecution! She's provided all the evidence needed to prove she did it and that she knew it was not right, but she did it anyway.

I signed the White House petition asking that the government "pursue the most serious of charges for these offenses." Throw the book at her!

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:19 PM

15. News coverage

posted on youtube:

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Response to Goblor (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:52 PM

24. It starts at 17:10

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Response to Goblor (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:31 PM

62. Welcome to DU, Goblor!

Glad you're here! MAN, GET THE SANDBLASTER!!! That blue thing is utterly idiotic. It is NOT art. Who the hell does she think she is? Besides some self-entitled JERK. Those stupid-cutesy adolescent doodles belong in the margins of somebody's textbook in middle school. NOT on any of our magnificent natural treasures.

Make her pay for the clean-up, too.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:37 PM

20. disgustingly selfish

How obnoxiously self important does she think she is? Blech

Peace

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:46 PM

21. 1. These are Federal offenses 2. Who is financing all this travel?

As an ex-Federal inmate with significant time under my belt, I can assure you that people are imprisoned for low-impact trivial offenses on Federal land.

I knew a guy doing time for shoplifting pants at the Yosemite gift store.

I had a friend who did time for driving drunk on Federal property.

People have done Fed time behind lower-quality offenses than what Casey Nocket is doing.

My other question is: She can't possibly be supporting herself and all this travel by selling her "art ." There's a lot of money tied up in travel, lodging, supplies, and food for all the locations she's vandalizing. Are Mommy and Daddy financing this? If not them, then who? And are they culpable in the mountain of felonies she has committed?

And don't let her off with the doe-eyed teary innocent "I'm Sorry I Apologize I won't do it anymore boo hoo" routine.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:55 AM

32. I doubt there is any money to investigate or prosecute crimes on federal lands anymore. It's been

done on purpose in order to devalue the heritage, natural environment of the parks, to ward off visitors and later abandon the land to private interests.

It happens in states under the guise of budget cutting resulting in degradation of the parks, then closure and after a few years of being denied access to the public, they forget about them and they are sold off to private interests.

She may be employed by a group with that intent. After numerous assaults on the Commons, the public gives in and the private forces take it away.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 03:34 AM

35. Interesting. You probably nailed it right there. n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:10 AM

48. We had a US rep name of Richard Pombo who wanted to sell off parks to pay for the national debt.

 

I worked my ass off to replace him with McNerney, who's been doing a pretty good job.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #48)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 02:03 PM

57. That's great, SKP! Our problem has been corporations and their fronts, the non-profits.

In the end, the Commons are lost and the citizens get the short end despite protests. Land donated to the state to protect it ends up going into the hands of developers and never to be seen again. They use slick campaigns to call proposed land changes an improvement, and they manufacture consent in media simply by putting up billboards with some catchy, positive meme and getting air time.

Then the fix is in and the land that was supposed to be gained in land swaps ends up to be lousy land and the good land ends up in gated preserves with the new landed gentry in homes that cost millions. The public receives no payment, as they get the land for nothing and the developers sell it high. The new residents don't associate with the people downhill, who often get flooded from the hills being denuded for these communities.

They get exemptions from laws on ground water use, waste water and it's just NOYB after that. In time they move the city hall of established communities who suffer the losses, zone out whatever small business and other rural entities that they don't want to see on their way into their area. It all falls in place like dominoes.

Meanwhile remaining public parks have no staff to keep them up and if a person wants to go for a day hike they're told they are going at their own risk because of car break ins in the parking lot. It's so bad people are told if they are going to hike to have someone drop them off because their car will be broken into for sure or vandalized while they are out of sight.

And it's accepted, since it's not private land, and the locals go along with it, even decry the last existing public amenities. After all, if the people were worthy, they'd own enough land to play on.

Go the national forest lands and the roads are full of pot holes, locals dump cars, household furniture, toxic and other trash in the formerly spiritually invigorating woods. Take a ride and find a load of Bundy militia who stare down anyone driving up the road to the trail heads. As if the park belongs to them and visitors are the trespassers.

I'm sure not all the state is like that, but I've seen it up close as it developed, and others in other parts of the state report they are seeing the same things in their areas. Particularly the militia types meeting in the woods. If I sound a bit paranoid at times about the Bundities, etc., it's because I've met them here in the PNW. They are not a fiction of media.

The destruction of the Commons inevitably leads to tribalism and oppression. These are the same areas that are now run by fundies and want all the things the Koch brothers want. And tell the women to be silent in church and elsewhere.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:24 PM

61. Not all that costly, really

anyone can buy and "all parks pass" for $80 (good for a year) and if you travel light and use rideshare options, not too pricey to go about and do something that stupid. That's why she needs to be arrested and prosecuted. Acrylics come in tubes so it's not too hard to carry them in a frame pack for back country trekking. Lodging doesn't appear to be an issue for her since much of this was done in backcountry locations, otherwise she would have been found out sooner. She could be a couch-surfer which is pretty cheap too.

Just sayin'

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:49 PM

23. I'll see this fool in jail!

Forget the public service. I don't want her touching anything public. Just jail time, thousands in cleanup fees and maximum fines.

PLUS... barred from National Parks, National Monuments, National forests, BLM land, and historic and archaeological areas.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:54 PM

26. And according to her, those who criticize her are "mansplaining"

According to the reports, anyway.

- C.D. Proud Member of the Reality Based Community

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Response to ConservativeDemocrat (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:39 AM

31. Yet another reason to hate that stupid term.

Yeah, this woman is an egomaniac.

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Response to ConservativeDemocrat (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 06:58 AM

38. that's probably *not* her

At least, that's the theory of the guy who has been getting this story told by writing the blog in the op.

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Response to fishwax (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 07:29 AM

40. ayup:

Fourth Update: The story is definitely picking up steam, and some national outlets are reporting that Nocket has retaken to her formerly defunct Tumblr blog at creepytings.tumblr.com. On the site, which has undergone a complete graphical overhaul, the author now seems to be combative – comparing her work to that of noted street artist Banksy and defending herself as a feminist. The author now also says she plans to paint on gravestones because it will cause less controversy.

It is my opinion that this Tumblr account is NOT operated by Casey Nocket. The new Tumblr blog only goes back as far as when the original version was taken down, the visual and writing style are completely different, and the new content seems more interested in stirring up controversy via combative language and buzzwords like “mansplaining.” As it goes for all trolls, I would encourage everyone to ignore this new Tumblr blog – and hope that all of the new journalists who are coming to the story don’t associate this new content with Ms. Nocket.


http://www.modernhiker.com/2014/10/21/instagram-artist-defaces-national-parks/

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:13 PM

27. I found this offensive on so many levels.

Some people have this weird need to proclaim to the world that they are somehow more special than the wonders that exist around them.

Defacing the natural wonders of the world reeks of insecurity. And she is not alone.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:26 PM

29. All publicity is good publicity for these creeps. Maybe she'll be McCain's running mate next. n/t

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:28 AM

30. Not just an idiot but a criminal.

Why would anyone ever think this is acceptable?

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:13 AM

33. Hopefully the National Parks Service catches up with her..

she obviously thinks she is invisible after posting all over the internet.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 06:33 AM

36. for some reason this came to mind.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 06:50 AM

37. This story really got me in a dither.

Who the FUCK does this Casey Nocket think she is.

What a selfish, self indulgent egomaniac. And those are the words I put in print. Lots of profanity running around my mind for this brainless fuckwit.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 07:23 AM

39. The punishment for this idiot ought to be ...

... a HUGE fine and the absolute requirement that she get out there and scrub, wire brush, paint strip every damn trace of her "art".

I volunteer to stand over her while she removes every bit!

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Response to Tracer (Reply #39)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:54 AM

43. Ten parks could mean 5 years total PLUS restitution.

 

Restitution could mean that scrubbing thing, every little spot.

It will take at least two supervisor volunteers, so I'm right there with you.

Our beautiful national parks, what a treat!

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #45)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:39 AM

53. So what makes this Banksy vandal any different?

Is it the fact that she's doing this on public property (which you feel a slight degree of ownership in) versus private property that you don't own?

Playing with anything but your own art supplies is just wrong.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:31 AM

52. Yosemite?

Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!

In my fantasy world we could find out where she lives and go do "art" on her residence and everything that belongs to her. Then throw her ass in jail with a hefty fine.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #52)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:53 AM

55. I'd like to do some "art"

on her face with indelible markers.

And then when the "art" wore off, as it will eventually do, make some more.

A whole year of having to walk around with magic marker on her face. Hopefully some of the "art" would include lots of vulgarity.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:10 PM

56. What are the technical details on fixing this?

 

I know enough to gather that chalk would've been much easier to remove, but I don't know the story with acrylic paint. With an appropriate solvent, a wire brush, and some elbow grease, can the vandalized sites be restored to pretty close to their natural condition? or is someone pretty much going to have to sandblast off much of the rock face?

ETA: I signed the petition. Thanks for the link!

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #56)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 02:35 PM

58. Actually, Simple Green works great on acrylics for cleanup.

Acrylics also don't soak into porous surfaces like oil paints do, so there is that.
So yes, they can be clean up, but it was such a shitty thing to do, it does little to mitigate what she did.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #58)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:22 PM

63. She used magic marker in some cases

It also looks as if she used the marker to deface sandstone in which case, I don't know how you would go about removing it without doing some damage. Sandstone is porous and trying to remove that ink with chemicals may only make things worse.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #63)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:03 AM

65. This confirms my worst fears....

http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/woman-says-spray-paint-natl-park-art-17024.shtml

"I don't see this as art, I see this as vandalism," said Aly Baltrus with Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Zion National Park. Baltrus said a team of park rangers at Zion set out to find the defaced rock at the park, take pictures for evidence, and then clean the rock. She said if they find it, the author who signed some of her works "creepytings", will face prosecution. She said although the rangers can probably clean the rock, it will certainly be damaged as the park's famous red rock is sandstone.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #63)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:07 AM

66. I guess it would depend on the type of ink in the marker

Sharpies, for instance, can be cleaned up with rubbing alcohol with limited damage in most cases.
Unfortunately sandblasting (or walnut hull blasting) might be required, although at petroglyph sites that is likely not an option.

It's a terrible situation in any case.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #66)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:14 AM

67. I'm not so sure how well that would work with sandstone

I've cleaned up sharpies before and all manner of inks and stains. Porous sandstone... I dunno, I think even rubbing alcohol would further bleed the ink into the rock. I guess we'll find out. What a selfish, despicable thing to do. I suspect you're right that some kind of gentle blasting (sounds like an oxymoron) may be required.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 02:46 PM

59. Not even original. Her artwork looks like high school doodles.

 

'Creepytings'...lol...how juvenile. Looks like something kids did in high school when they were bored in class! Is she supposed to be a real artist?

Oh okay.

BTW, enjoy your time in federal prison.

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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 02:47 PM

60. She definitely has her head up her ass if she thinks this:

The author now also says she plans to paint on gravestones because it will cause less controversy.


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Response to blackspade (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 11:33 PM

64. A tally of this selfish, self-important asshole's damage....

I hope the next time she feels so inspired it will be with a box of crayons and the walls of her jail cell.

The news release from the National Parks Service lists the following parks affected by the vandalism:
Yosemite National Park, Calif.
Death Valley National Park, Calif.
Crater Lake National Park, Ore.
Zion National Park, Utah
Canyonlands National Park, Utah

NPS says it is awaiting confirmation on other possible cases of vandalism at the following locations:
Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, Calif.
Joshua Tree National Park, Calif.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo.
Bryce National Park, Utah


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