Opinion

LETTER: My lawn art represents the frustrations of a silenced Surrey

McCallum fired up my artistic juices with his gag order aiming to stifle residents

Surrey’s Greg MacRae created some lawn art to “convey my concept of the feelings of the masses.” (Photo submitted)

Surrey’s Greg MacRae created some lawn art to “convey my concept of the feelings of the masses.” (Photo submitted)

The Editor,

Re: “Surrey’s political sign bylaw condemned as anti-democratic,” the Now-Leader online, Oct. 19.

“Sore Toe Joe” McCallum has fired up my artistic juices to create some lawn art.

Marshall McLuhan said, I am told, “The medium is the message.”

I don’t know if it applies here.

To represent by way of art the current state of affairs in Surrey, where the public is being silenced by way of a gag order introduced into Surrey bylaws, it seemed appropriate to create a piece of art that would represent the feelings of the masses.

Cave art, which is not always in the caves, sometimes called pictographs, have been around for centuries to convey the feelings of the people. Prey animals were drawn in celebration of abundance as well as predatory animals were drawn as warnings.

So pictured above is my lawn art to convey my concept of the feelings of the masses in Surrey currently.

Enjoy.

Greg MacRae, Surrey



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