An image of how Lismore's Ark sculpture would look with a blue base.
An image of how Lismore's Ark sculpture would look with a blue base. John Bath

Could a dash of paint be enough to salvage Lismore's Ark?

THE sculpture Lismore loves to hate could become be salvaged with a simple splash of colour, a Ballina resident has suggested.

John Bath was looking at Lismore's controversial Ark sculpture in Woodlark Street recently when it occurred to him that a little work with a paint brush might be all the structure needed.

A little work on a computer and Mr Bath came up with two alternative images of the Ark to show his idea.

An image of how Lismore's Ark sculpture would look with a red base.
An image of how Lismore's Ark sculpture would look with a red base. John Bath

"That expensive ship artwork made with copper tubing that resides in Woodlark Street needs something to define the art and make it more discernable," Mr Bath says in a letter to The Northern Star.

"Without spending much I say kill that concrete base that dominates the space and make use of colour.

Lismore's controversial Ark sculpture, as it is now.
Lismore's controversial Ark sculpture, as it is now. John Bath

"The council probably does not want to spend any more on this but, here are my three images, one showing what was there yesterday (with that unfinished concrete platform) and, a couple of suggestions for adding colour.

"I say kill that ordinary concrete."

Does everyone in Lismore hate the Ark?

This poll ended on 14 October 2015.

Current Results

Yep, pretty much.

76%

I heard the second cousin of a friend of my housemate's sister likes it, but everyone I know personally can't stand the thing.

6%

I have personally met at least one real human being who claims to like it.

2%

Come on, it's not that bad. I kinda like it.

11%

I reckon it's great and so do my friends. We'd have picnics under it if people didn't keep walking over the rug.

3%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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