I gotta say, My hats off to the eBay seller on this one. Trying to sell a used Crank Shaft as art. This is marketing. Literally peace of scrap metal as art. And for 45 bucks, it’s priced right on the edge.
The shipping would be more no doubt. But lets suspend all that right now. Lets help the seller out. I mean we say our Woody Boats are art? Why not a Crank Shaft?
Maybe devote an entire brand to Crank Shafts? We have even done love stories on the art of the cleat? Now, it can be argued here, that a boat has style and design, as does a cleat. And a Crank Shaft is a pure, as pure as it gets, functional design. It has zero artistic influence. ZERO. It is even more pure as that as a pet rock. Or roll of toilet paper.
Yup, that is a famous roll of toilet paper and it has one purpose. Which does in a loose way relate to this Crank, which may need some toilet paper to clean up the stain it leaves on your mantel.
But this begs the question, if one painted the crank, it would be art, or better yet, did a marble sculpture of a crank. Then its art. Because it no longer serves a purpose. And once again, I am in a loop of conflict between art and function. And you now know a roll of toilet paper is art. Sorry.
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