Friday, November 18, 2005

Confluence Gains New Work of Art?

At the risk of sounding like some old over-medicated fuddy-duddy, will someone explain to me the purpose of the stainless steel thingy unveiled Wednesday at Cairo.

This is art?

This is supposed to honor Lewis and Clark?

According to the article in today's Southern Illinoisan the 30 or so people present gave it "high marks". Really.

Please, I want to know what the locals really thought. Cairo is home to some real pieces of public art that have withstood decades of weather and still stand as a monument to the craftsmanship exerted in their creations.

Please America, stop foisting second-rate modern art onto historic sites and memorials.

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