07/29/2005: Still working away on my PC...
However, came a cross a couple of GEMs which must be posted in the meanwhile:
Now even Stan will have to admit this is one for the books: Tattooed Chinese Pigs
"...The idea was cooked up by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, who has hired a small staff of local farmers and tattoo artists to raise some 20 sows and use them as canvases for skin art at his rustic China base, Art Farm.
"I decided to do something in China first, and I realized tattooing pigs would be a good introduction to the country. It's low-tech," Delvoye, 40, told Reuters.
The pigs get sedatives before they go under the needle and are carefully raised until their natural deaths, normally well past the six-month mark when farm pigs are slaughtered...."
and this picture of one of the "works of art" (tho it says they tranquilize them first *Whew*) Harley Hog.
Karen on 07.29.05 @ 06:45 AM CST