She had released the 8,000 environmentally friendly plastic birds at Fulsam Rock in Margate, Kent, after being commissioned by the Tate Gallery as part of its Turbine Generation Project.
However, officials at Thanet Council couldn't see their artistic value and ordered her to pick them up before they were washed away with the tide.Oh dear… *stifles giggles*
Bystander Simon Dorman, 41, said: 'The artist and her pals had to clamber about, picking all 8,000 ducks out of the sea, which took a little bit of time.'Bawahahahahaha!
Mind you, she really should have expected it:
Originally there were plans to release the ducks on the Thames from the South Bank near to the Tate Modern. But those plans were abandoned over safety and pollution fears.So they just took themselves out of London to go and dump these things on some ghastly provincial coastal town, because, dahling, these country yokels won’t care…
What is this art exhibition about, anyway?
Miss Felgate's work, entitled Nature Nurture, was inspired by the story of a shipment of 28,000 ducks being lost in the Pacific Ocean in 1992 and was for an exhibition at the Tate next month.That's art, now? Recreating an accident?