Mini McCain Poo Art Found in Venice

Venice artist, designer and activist Greg Beauchamp has been going around Venice and Santa Monica putting mini flag poles into dog poo that say "McCain" and a phrase under it such as "Healthcare Reform" or "Campaign Tactics." It sounds weird, but he's found his public art experiment to be enjoyable.

"While I was putting flags in poo around Venice, people stopped, and smiled, and took photos and chatted and overall, became happy," he explained in an e-mail. "Maybe it was the message, or maybe it was the act, but what I found was that as I moved, they moved. And it felt good. Good enough to share."

Beauchamp plans to do more art right before the election, but this time on a larger scale, he hints: "it entails large replicas of the signs and the public garbage cans that line the street."