Wesley Tree of Life

Paracleet was on hand for the unveiling of the latest piece of public art at the (Wesley) Emo Church on the corner of William and Hay Street. Although it gives the assorted goths Elmos and other loosers who gather here something to actually cry about, it s rather too bland to be properly worst. Is this the same guy that does all those endless pierced spheres? I assume it will be full of empty pie and Chiko Roll bags soon. I also fixed up the levels on Paracleet’s pic. Dude, do you hate blacks?

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Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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50 Responses to Wesley Tree of Life

  1. long onw says:

    This is community policing not public art. The holes are small towards the top so rubbish is harder to insert and bigger towards the bottom so that any rubbish that is inserted can be easily removed by some whining bogan council worker in a flouro safety vest. Form follows function, it’s a spherical rubbish bin. And yes I am on your cASE.


  2. zoot says:



  3. valerie woodruffe says:

    How odd. They really should have 2 to make a pair.


  4. skink says:

    ‘we’ve got him the ball, we’ve got him the tee, now all God needs is a fucking huge golf club to hit it with.’


  5. Frank Wer says:

    That church also seems to have an occasional Sunday afternoon bagpiper.
    About once a month he is out there.


  6. Russell Wolfe's Lovechild says:

    “… I now declare this thing a piece of shit.”

    At first I thought the big gold Ferrero Rocher was some dude’s hat. These goat herding myth spreaders do like a bit of pomp.


  7. Pete says:

    I saw it covered in a blue tarp Sunday & thought it too easy. There were (unlit) fire twirlers instead of emo folk – I thought they would’ve all been chogmed Melbourne style by now.


  8. Bento says:

    I dispute your assessment of it being too bland to be properly worst. This is a piece of shit, bearing no relationship to its surrounds. Yet another fine example of the ‘plonked shape’ school of WA public art.


    • How does it rate. Higher than figurative bronzed turds of history or lower?


      • Bento says:

        At least you can put footy jumpers and wigs on the bronzed turds of history. Or take amusing photos pretending to do rude things to them. What can you do with this piece of crap?


      • skink says:

        there was a photo in the paper today, and the text suggests that there is more to this sculpture than is apparent. each leaf represents one member nation of the Commonwealth, and the eight branches represent the eight something-or-others of the United Nations. It’s symbolic, see.

        also The West has a special liftout Daily Chogm Guide, listing all the exciting activities planned for the day. Describes the art venue as ‘vibrant’. Worth a look if only for the appalling typography of the masthead.


  9. The Legend 101 says:

    I agree with Bento for once!


  10. Bento says:

    What’s the deal with the sudden influx of smutty trolls?


  11. Paracleet says:

    Despite the best efforts of the fuzz to move on the Emo’s from the street directly opposite this delightful scion of ‘Project 54’ over the last two days they have snuck back in during a break in the waves of officers (many in amusing, what I am assuming to be, eastern states headgear: think the ten gallon hat equivalent of a regular police cap) and are offending the eyes of the CHOMG attendees shuffling past my office window admiring the vibrancy of our City. (Seriously: They’re actually doing double takes and 360 degrees swivels. Don’t they have circus equipment wielding Emo’s in Botswana?)


  12. Jessica says:

    I think that people should stop complaining about this and be proud of what it is, if u have got nothing better to say than dont say it at all ! It looks lovely, i love it !


  13. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

    I freely confess I thought the golden wrap was part of the sculpture at first and thought “that’s rather interesting.”

    Post-reveal, not so much.


  14. like it just fell of my christmas tree and landed on my candelabra


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