Olympic Art Fiasco
This pathetic doodle - Forest Pitch by Craig Coulthard - depicts a football pitch created in the centre of a forest by felling trees. Believe it or not, this insane project has been selected as Scotland's contribution to the 12 art events allegedly showcasing the UK for the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be funded to the tune of £460,000 (title link). What a fiasco! Not only is this non-art; not only is it an appalling waste of money in a recession; but also it trashes any idea of conservation. What planet do the nutters of the Arts Council live on? The other projects selected are daft enough (CLICK), but this lunacy tops them all. Cancel it and save trees! The planet needs trees far more than it does another lunatic "art" project.