Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And Speaking of Western Avenue...

This is their one work of public art:

It stands at the confluence of Western, Elliott & Lenora. And yes, it's a giant inside-out umbrella. At first, I just thought it was kitsch for the tourists, but now I truly believe that it's simply bad art. So many other, more meaningful things could have gone there - things that had more to do with the character of either the Market (just a block away) or Belltown. But no, we get a monumental sculpture of a cheap umbrella. Thanks a million!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, but don't you see? It's an homage to November in Belltown! You just have to observe it in the right light. Preferably in deep overcast, and very wet.