commented on A Million Bucks to Art on the Waterfront
@3 Excuse me, but with all respect, Adjacent, Against, Upon is not "meh". It is an awesome sculpture. It is both grand and simple, like the local mountains where they came from, and, even in their mammoth size, they convey a clear logical movement, if you look at it from an appropriate distance. That particular space requires a piece of artwork that can stand on equal footing with the grandness of the setting - infinite sky above you, the flat disk of Puget Sound stretching for miles in front of you - and, at the same time, it can't subtract from awesomeness of its location by being obstructive. How do you do that? How can the outwork be big enough to not get drowned in the epic setting but not so big and loud to be annoying? Adjacent, Against, Upon pulls that off. It is perfect for its site. The artwork and the setting both complement each other. It's one of my very favorite public artworks in the city, in addition to an excellent testament to how public financing of art enriches a city.
The middle of December? That doesn't sound like enough time to come up with good proposals. But then again, I'm not an artist.
commented on Yeah, I Can Get Pretty Fired Up About Seattle Politics
I've been getting such a bad feeling about Murray throughout the campaign. Everything is ominous, especially the supposed unstoppable momentum. If Seattleites dump a mayor who's done a fairly good job for someone who's mum on specifics, lies through his teeth, is flushed with outside corporate cash (including pro-coal train cash), and throws an egotistical fit over a parking ticket, then they deserve what they get.