The art of crop circles

From Wired, an article about the most visually sophisticated crop circle to date, including this quote from crop circle critic John Lundberg:

Lundberg agreed that the artistry of the Ashbury formation is exemplary. “I think any circle makers would be proud to create something like this. It’s a very accomplished and well-executed crop circle.”

Accomplished. Hmmmm.

Here’s a quote from another circle follower (expert? pundit?):

“Of late, the crop circles seem concerned with the moving of one dimension into another,” Steve Alexander said. “This is perhaps one of the most striking and overt expressions of that idea to date.”

When did this happen? Last I knew, crop circles were a hoax perpetrated to titillate UFO-watcher sorts. Now, we’re having thoughtful discussions about what circlers are expressing . . .

(Lundberg has a website on crop circles; click here to see pics of his top picks for 2006.)

[tags] crop circles [/tags]

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3 Responses to The art of crop circles

  1. Bernita says:

    Attack of the literati…

  2. Kirsten says:

    They owe a debt to Cristo, really.

  3. Kirsten says:

    Or maybe to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, since they don’t wrap stuff up in plastic.

    http://www.robertsmithson.com/earthworks/spiral_jetty.htm

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