Moai

Contest Info

  • Started: 12/6/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 12/9/2008 18:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 27
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Moai
Contest Directions: The famous moai statues from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) did not always look like they do now. When created, they had coral eyes in their eye-sockets and the special hats (pukao) on their heads. The fragments of the coral eyes and hats were discovered next to the statues by archaeologists.
Photoshop the famous moai statues from Easter Island any way you wish. Some examples are - giving the moai statues a new look with paintjobs, new eyes, hats, dressing them up, putting them into some new places, showing what life would be like if moai statues ruled the world, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 12/6/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 12/9/2008 18:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 27
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
27 pictures
  • Devo Moai Statues

    Devo Moai Statues
  • Moai Statue Listening to Music with Headphones

    Moai Statue Listening to Music with Headphones
        • Smile! you're on radio... man.
          nice chop
        • Clever! This would make a great ad for any radio station.
        • Silver for Slick too - you are one a roll!
  • 300 Moai Gladiators

    300 Moai Gladiators
  • Moai Brokeback Mountain

    Moai Brokeback Mountain
        • One of the best concepts in the contest. Excellent choice of sources too.
        • The Coup D’E tat of the United States Press

          Red 'X' Society·Wednesday, March 1, 2017

          by Tracy Mapes

          SACRAMENTO,California--In America, it has long been held that there is a sacred bond between the United States Government, and the People of the United States.

          That bond is the unbendable document called the Constitution of the United States, and, as I am about to embark, this bond has been broken by the Corruption of Our Central Bodies of Government, Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Agency, and the Press.
          This means that while Americans have been kept busy with the non-essential, info-tainment of the Press, both Print and Broadcast, these bodies along with all key positions in the Government of the United States, have been subverted and replaced with loyalist Felons and Street Prostitutes as legitimate Journalists, Political Appointees, Judges, and even Entertainment Personnel.

          This means that along with the Silent Subversion of the 1st Amendment of Our Constitution, a facade of disinformation has cloaked the atrocity with unfounded fears of the necessity to increase the National Security risks assessed to convince the Citizens of the United States that loss of their personal freedoms, restriction on travel, and the production of “Fake News” in warranted to maintain the Secrecy of the Criminal Enterprise Our Government has become.

          I became aware of this situation in quite an unconventional manner.

          As I have described over the past 8 years, to United States Government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congress, the United States Senate, and News Media alike, without material response, I met over 150 Pimps, Prostitutes, and Individuals involved in criminal acts in the related to the before mentioned street crimes on the streets of Sacramento, California during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

          Since my involvement with these persons over a 7 year period, 2 of the persons involved in narcotics use and prostitution have become Presidents of the United States of America.

          With the addition of a First Lady, a Supreme Court Justice, State Senator, City Mayor, and County District Attorney of Sacramento, there are nearly 150 persons that have been placed, appointed, hired, or infiltrated into the Newsrooms of America.
          One could look at this as a miracle of some great proportion, but in fact, the pattern sings of racketeering, espionage, and the criminal manipulation of All Avenues of Control and Command of the United States Government and the Media.

          And, after engaging in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America ...I find this UN-Acceptable!
          The Red ‘X’ Society was formed as an Idea, to redress this wrong, and hold those accountable for this Horrific Tragedy of United States Government Miss-Management, and urge All Americans to display the Red ‘X’ until this matter is resolved in accordance with the written word of the U.S. Constitution.


          Red 'X' Society
          sacramentovalleynews.com
  • Easter Egg Island Hunt

    Easter Egg Island Hunt
  • Moai Statue of Liberty

    Moai Statue of Liberty
  • Rapa Nui Sunset

    Rapa Nui Sunset
        • The Coup D’E tat of the United States Press

          Red 'X' Society·Wednesday, March 1, 2017

          by Tracy Mapes

          SACRAMENTO,California--In America, it has long been held that there is a sacred bond between the United States Government, and the People of the United States.

          That bond is the unbendable document called the Constitution of the United States, and, as I am about to embark, this bond has been broken by the Corruption of Our Central Bodies of Government, Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Agency, and the Press.
          This means that while Americans have been kept busy with the non-essential, info-tainment of the Press, both Print and Broadcast, these bodies along with all key positions in the Government of the United States, have been subverted and replaced with loyalist Felons and Street Prostitutes as legitimate Journalists, Political Appointees, Judges, and even Entertainment Personnel.

          This means that along with the Silent Subversion of the 1st Amendment of Our Constitution, a facade of disinformation has cloaked the atrocity with unfounded fears of the necessity to increase the National Security risks assessed to convince the Citizens of the United States that loss of their personal freedoms, restriction on travel, and the production of “Fake News” in warranted to maintain the Secrecy of the Criminal Enterprise Our Government has become.

          I became aware of this situation in quite an unconventional manner.

          As I have described over the past 8 years, to United States Government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congress, the United States Senate, and News Media alike, without material response, I met over 150 Pimps, Prostitutes, and Individuals involved in criminal acts in the related to the before mentioned street crimes on the streets of Sacramento, California during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

          Since my involvement with these persons over a 7 year period, 2 of the persons involved in narcotics use and prostitution have become Presidents of the United States of America.

          With the addition of a First Lady, a Supreme Court Justice, State Senator, City Mayor, and County District Attorney of Sacramento, there are nearly 150 persons that have been placed, appointed, hired, or infiltrated into the Newsrooms of America.
          One could look at this as a miracle of some great proportion, but in fact, the pattern sings of racketeering, espionage, and the criminal manipulation of All Avenues of Control and Command of the United States Government and the Media.

          And, after engaging in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America ...I find this UN-Acceptable!
          The Red ‘X’ Society was formed as an Idea, to redress this wrong, and hold those accountable for this Horrific Tragedy of United States Government Miss-Management, and urge All Americans to display the Red ‘X’ until this matter is resolved in accordance with the written word of the U.S. Constitution.


          Red 'X' Society
          sacramentovalleynews.com
  • Lion Tiger and Bear Statues on Easter Island

    Lion Tiger and Bear Statues on Easter Island
        • Brilliant blending - this looks like a real thing. Nice to see you back, MUD!
  • Maoi Statue Dressed as a Tourist

    Maoi Statue Dressed as a Tourist
  • Bowling Ball on Easter Island

    Bowling Ball on Easter Island
        • Excellent concept, but I would add some shadows on the ground from the statues
  • Moai Statue On The Moon

    Moai Statue On The Moon
  • Winged Moai Statue

    Winged Moai Statue
  • Rasta Moai on Easter Island

    Rasta Moai on Easter Island
        • That statue back there looks very "chilled out"....lol
        • You are off to a great start.
          The larger the image, the better. Somewhere on the site there is a tutorial on saving images for the web.
        • Maybe the spliff should be behind the second head. If the joint was indeed coming forward it would have a different vanishing point. Pretty stoney entry.
        • Good job, but try to use larger source images - this entry barely fits the minimum size requirements of the site. Larger images will always get you higher votes
  • Alfred E Newman Easter Island Statue

    Alfred E Newman Easter Island Statue
  • Statues at the Easter Island Bus Stop

    Statues at the Easter Island Bus Stop
        • Genius concept but it's a pity the entry size is so small
  • Star Trooper Statues on Easter Island

    Star Trooper Statues on Easter Island
  • Easter Island Foosball Team

    Easter Island Foosball Team
  • Moai Statue Cowboys

    Moai Statue Cowboys
        • Great work, but I would increase the contrast of the whole picture
  • High Tide at Easter Island

    High Tide at Easter Island
  • NASA Moai Statue in Space

    NASA Moai Statue in Space
        • This is pretty cool. I would soften the letter edges to make them blend better
  • Moutain Moai Statues

    Moutain Moai Statues
  • Maoi Statue

    Maoi Statue
  • Moai Warrior Statue

    Moai Warrior Statue
  • Maoi Ice head

    Maoi Ice head
  • Tourist Maoi on Easter Island

    Tourist Maoi on Easter Island
        • Excellently done. Should have scored higher.
  • Skinny Moai Statues

    Skinny Moai Statues
  • The Village People Moai Statues

    The Village People Moai Statues
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The Moai are the stone statues from molded volcanic ashes on Easter Island. All Moai are monolithic, i.e. are cut-out from single pieces and are not pasted together or fastened. Sometimes their weight reaches more than 20 tons and height - more than 6 meters. An incomplete sculpture with a height of about 20 m and weighing 270 tons was found. In total, 997 Moai were found on the Easter Island. All Moai, contrary to popular belief, face towards the Island and not towards Ocean. A little less than one fifth of the Moai were moved into the island for ceremonies and are established with a red color stone top hat on the head (pukao). About 95% are cut-out from the molded volcanic ashes of Rano Raraku, where 394 Moai have to be restored. Rano Raraku was unexpectedly abandoned and many unfinished Moai remained there. Practically all the finished Moai were moved from Rano Raraku onto ceremonial platforms. Recently, it was possible to prove that the deep apertures for the eyes were never filled with corals and some of which are being restored now. The most widespread theory is that the Moai were erected by settlers from the Polynesian Islands in 1000—1100. The Maoi could represent deceased ancestors or lend force to living leaders and also could be symbols of clans. Representatives of various professional groups, which were part of the highest hierarchy of masters, made these moai. The making and installation of the moai demanded a huge expenditure of means and labor. Till now, it could not be established how the moai were transported; for transporting moai, human resources, ropes, wooden decks or rollers were required. Czech researcher Pavel Pavel and his followers have put forward the theory, that the moai "walked" by stopping at various places. In 1986, it was experimentally shown how a group of 17 persons with ropes can move statues quickly. In the middle of the 19th century, all moai on the outskirts of Rano Raraku and many in stone quarries were overturned. At present, approximately 50 moai are restored on the ceremonial platforms. The legends of the Island speak about the dominant clan of Hotu Matu'a, which left the house in search of new land and discovered Easter Island. When he died, the Island was divided between his six sons, and then — between grandsons and great-grandsons. Inhabitants of the Island believe that the supernatural force of the ancestors of this clan (mana) resides in these statues. The concentration of mana results in good harvests, rains and prosperity. These legends vary constantly and passed on in fragments, which makes it extremely difficult to retrieve the precise history.