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Crazy sculpture designs and wacky architecture splattered all over the previously beautiful British landscape. Who do these people think they are? If these poncy artists and designers need a creative outlet why don't they keep it where it belongs, in a gallery, museum or better still in their heads?
We've got two very striking problems in this country. A lack of affordable housing (yes, house prices are coming down again - but the price of everything else is going up), and an increasingly decimated landscape and country side - partly due to houses sprouting up and partly due to sprawling industrial estates and shopping centres. Why on earth do we need fanciful icons, landmarks and sculptures supposedly designed to please the eye dotted around the country? It just doesn't make sense. Couldn't the space be better used for something constructive? How about a nice park for the kids to play in perhaps?
Take for example this idea of a huge white horse 33 times normal sized plonked in a field in Kent, who on earth is in favour of that? Fair play, it's really none of my business because I'm fortunate enough not to live there but I can't imagine many people going for an idea like that. We've kind of got used to The Angel of the North and the likes, but this idea is so far fetched it's just wrong.
These so-called artists and designers really aren't living in the real world with real problems. They don't live in a tiny house, bring in a pathetic salary and basically struggle through each month. Is a flipping great horse going to make anyone happier? I don't think so. Maybe a few nice parks for the kids to play in might make a difference though. For goodness sake, design something useful and practical!