Jul 8th 2010 9:36PM Not a terribly noteworthy sampling. If you follow the contemporary trends in art, you will notice a plethora a mediocre artists gaining recognition for creating (bland) sculptures out of unlikely materials. As an example:
The artist created a 36 ft long sculpture of a ( fill in the blank) using only (pick one- paper cups, crayons, shopping bags, old light bulbs, gum drops, prophylactics, etc etc- ad nauseum.)
A few years back artists were using bodily fluids for sculptures- remember? Vomit, blood urine, etc..
The art world is so very desperate.
Apr 27th 2010 10:10AM OOOPS! I totally misread your post. Sorry :)
Apr 27th 2010 9:43AM "The interior, public areas of the boat have a dark and stuffy feeling that frankly seemed dated -- sort of amazing in a ship that was built in 2009."
Perhaps you meant to say, "1979". If not, was there a great design upheaval between December 31, 2009 and April 27, 2010 -that went from stuffy, dark and cheap to clean, sleek and contemporary?