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Saturn and Cronus

Located in: Kitchener-Waterloo
Location #10557

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Location Owner:mobileworks
Creation Date: 6/13/2014
Last Updated: 12/23/2014

Wow ! I love it. At first I thought a fire, but then I saw a large dart but probably suppose to be an arrow,[I would have made the shaft longer then] and 1 in the ALL white house beside it. This is very striking to it's surroundings now. I heard one dad telling his daughter as they rode by on bikes, that "this is some ones idea of art". It's not your idea of art , so it's not art? That's it, close her mind to anything strange or unusual ,get in line, follow the group. This was like two huge art galleries.......Walking around these bleak houses in this upscale area was a very different kind of explore. In full site of a huge condo, felt like being in a fish bowl and everything and the ground were painted. New vegetation was very vibrant against the black house.......... By Don Miller of Shelburne, Ontario and inspired by John Milton's epic poem" Paradise Lost" Saturn and Cronus is Don Miller's interpretation of a fresh myth in the making. It is also celebratory delay in the grand fated design for these two abandoned houses. It reminds me a little of Mr. Bean ' the painting his apartment sketch' using paint and a bomb. That must have been quite a site the day they painted them. "I'll paint yer house and da udder one too, $300, no masking". I was going to just jot down the poem but you see the first version published in 1667 consisted of TEN books with over ten thousand lines of verse!! A second edition in 1674[ the year John died] arranged into twelve books. You would also need it translated to plain English. Check out link if that interests you in both plain English and original. Briefly, It's about the creation of Adam and Eve and losing their "Paradise" ,Eden. It's basically the same story that you will find in the pages of Genesis , just expanded into a lengthy poem by Milton. It is also the story of the origin of Satan, Lucifer, and their revolt against God. Saturn is a God in ancient roman religion and a character in myth. He was the God of wealth, agriculture and later the God of Time. Saturday and of course the planet Saturn, are also named after this God. Cronus, Cronos or Kronos in Greek mythology , he overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age until he was overthrown by his son Zeus. Cronus was the Roman equivalent of Saturn. The illustrations to this poem were mostly, all in black and white, and lots of fighting depicting maybe these houses were in the battlefield ?[as with the arrow in them?] Just a guess.

Now Demolished As of July 2014

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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm



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old summer scouting trip
Saturn and Cronus
Created on:12/23/2014
Created by: matcha
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Lawn Darts Gone Wild
Saturn and Cronus
Created on:6/14/2014
Created by: mobileworks
37 photos

mobileworks says:
8/13/2014 1:18:20 PM

This was not the neighbourhood to appreciate this. Thanks for the updates, it was really creative.

ground state says:
8/7/2014 6:31:38 AM

So sad... this was a piece of abandonment art.

8/7/2014 2:33:11 AM


Skye_Ann says:
7/24/2014 6:15:47 PM

Demolished as of today. Was on the news...

6/28/2014 12:10:03 AM

Actually the idea of it more so than going to shoot it, you've pretty much covered this from the looks of it. ;)

mobileworks says:
6/19/2014 9:26:31 AM

Thanks Darko, get over here when you get a chance, a set from you would be great.

6/18/2014 10:51:36 PM

I'm so inspired i think my head will explode. Thanks MW!

mobileworks says:
6/16/2014 10:25:16 AM

you bet Tx FOS, Another neat gallery would be of people's faces the first time they saw these houses, as I know what mine must have looked like. Until I read, it was art, I couldn't wrap my head around, why.

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