Yes, I appreciate many things about the work of Seattle artists Leo Berk and Margie Livingston.

No, they are not major innovators, no matter how much money you give them.

I'll be writing more about this later.

Press release here.

PS: This relates to my last post in that Chihuly has generously donated this money, which definitely goes toward seeing him as a benevolent dictator rather than a powerful tyrant. It's not his fault that there wasn't an innovator selected—a panel made the decision, and it didn't include Chihuly. Just so we're clear.