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Mini McCain Poo Art Found in Venice

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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."