The Mothman Statue

Kathleen Ameigh - 3A

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Historical and Cultural

The Mothman statue is located in West Virginia on Pleasant point, it's in Gunn Park (Downtown). The statue is beloved and is a trademark for the town. It is in dedication of the urban legend "Mothman" who allegedly made their bridge fall down. They made a movie of this exact event in 2002 even thought the occurrence happened during the 1960s. I find it ironic that they would put a dangerous mothman in a place called Pleasant Point. When you think of "pleasant" you wouldn't exactly think of a mothman that caused a bridge to fall and a bunch of people were killed because of it.


Citations :

Monsterbrains.blogspot.com,. 'MONSTER BRAINS'. N.p., 2008. Web. 9 Nov. 2015.

RoadsideAmerica.com,. 'Mothman Statue, Point Pleasant, West Virginia'. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Nov. 2015.

Schumacher, John. 'On Point Pleasant And The Mothman'. jarsloth blog. N.p., 2011. Web. 9 Nov. 2015.

Tripadvisor.com,. 'Mothman Statue (Point Pleasant, OH): Address, Top-Rated Attraction Reviews - Tripadvisor'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

Art and Design

It's creation took 3-4 weeks and it is made of stainless steel copper, red paint, and has a lot detail. But almost everyone can agree, it's interesting and well-made. Some people may find it unnecessary or ignorant because it is based on an urban legend which are widely believed to be false, but some believe it is important because it is a part of their history and it isn't hurting or offending anyone. I believe that it's completely harmless and I don't see any reason for them to take it down.


Citations :

Monsterbrains.blogspot.com,. 'MONSTER BRAINS'. N.p., 2008. Web. 9 Nov. 2015.

Schumacher, John. 'On Point Pleasant And The Mothman'. jarsloth blog. N.p., 2011. Web. 9 Nov. 2015.

Atlas Obscura,. 'Mothman Statue'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

The Mothman. 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

Personal Resonce

Why Visit? Well besides the amazing town, great shops, and restaurants, the Mothman Statue is a great reason! Don't deny that the supernatural interests you. Humans have always been enthralled with the idea that something supernatural could exist, a simple version or example would be ghosts, we all know of the claim that these supernatural creatures exist. Some believe, some don't, and some don't really know where they stand, but it's always enthralled us. We also like to argue and debate, so even if we heavily believe that it's false we argue with each other and ask questions. It's no debate, humans are still and always will be enthralled by the supernatural.


Citations :

Atlas Obscura,. 'Mothman Statue'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

Tripadvisor.com,. 'Mothman Statue (Point Pleasant, OH): Address, Top-Rated Attraction Reviews - Tripadvisor'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

Tripadvisor.com,. 'Mothman Statue (Point Pleasant, OH): Address, Top-Rated Attraction Reviews - Tripadvisor'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

Unity?

The element of art I used in my work is color. I used this to achieve the principle of design, Unity. Unity is when a harmonious feeling is created in a pice of art work by repeating an element throughout the whole piece of art. I created color by adding green throughout the whole art. I altered it slightly in tints and shades, but it was still green and that made it seem like it belongs and this obtains Unity.