Have you seen this Faun?

Have you seen this Faun?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:53 pm

Have you seen this Faun? Roughly the size of a human head, one of the Eridu Society campmates put a lot of heart and soul into making this piece. Someone ripped it off its mounts (it was screwed into a 2x4 behind the fabric) and made off with it on burn night.

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We’re hoping the person didn’t keep it for long, either leaving it at another camp or having passed it along to someone who may not have known it was taken without permission, and would be kind enough to return it if they knew. Whatever the story/condition, we’d be grateful to get it back.
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby Elderberry » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:10 pm

Of all the things people find to write and complain about, I don't think there is anything worse than art theft; yet other than in lost and found, I don't ever recal a discussion on this problem.
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:20 pm

I seem to recall the topic of theft and vandalism having come up in various conversations in the past, though I don't have any links to pull up offhand. We also had two other pieces that were damaged/destroyed in unsuccessful attempts, but from what we saw on Sunday morning it looked like the Faun's head was completely (and hopefully intactly) removed. Rather than focusing on the outrage, we're trying to keep things positive and hopeful... maybe someone's fun got too far out of hand, or maybe it was taken and then 'gifted' or left with another person or camp who didn't know anything about the piece. If anyone either has it or knows something about what became of it, please send me a private message.
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby Elderberry » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:59 pm

Well I hope it gets returned safely.
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:24 pm

+May the vandals karma bite them in the ass..
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:25 pm

Mr. Tumnus!
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:55 pm

One of the coolest things about Burning Man is that everyone there made a huge commitment of time, resources, and effort to be there. That usually weeds out the bad element. Hopefully whoever did this figures out how un-cool that was and makes it right.

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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby dragonpilot » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:56 pm

Hope they got a speeding ticket going thru the Paiute Rez.
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby Dr Helix » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:41 am

It's just disheartening to hear about this. I mean they had to YANK it off of its mount to take it. This isn't just a casual walk by grab and go. There was EFFORT here. And then they messed with some of your other structures too? You hate to say it, but at a certain point you just want to shrug and say "Why bother?" Sorry sorry and I hope as well that it gets returned.
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:44 am

Thanks - it means a lot to see that others care.
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby Morrell » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:58 am

I hope they get the karmic payback they so richly deserve!
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby atomicray » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:22 pm

At first my gut check response is anger and disgust...I mean seriously?

But the calm and Jedi air that the incident is presented and considered brings me back down to home.

With 50+ thousand people all pretty much intent on doing their own thing and having a time...I am surprised there is not more such theft, damages, and related.

Considering the fallibility of the human as a whole one would think to find massive whole scale destructive behavior all in the name of Whoooooo, Hell Ya, and YOLO.

It is still a shame. I can offer to make you another...I am quite handy with the clay and such...though I suspect your local member would rather reinvest for karma's sake...still I offer :D
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Re: Have you seen this Faun?

Postby BBadger » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:57 pm

The calm and forward-thinking response of the owners, to the theft above, is also to be admired. It's easy to become embittered by an incident like this and assume the worst for the remainder of the society.

On another note, I'm going to have to steal a copy of that image of that faun. That face is just hilarious! It'd be a great avatar too.
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