Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oh Unhappy Sun

Went to the Portland Art Museum today. Walked by the north side of the new wing where the designers have committed Bas Relief-icide. What were they thinking? Who signed off on the installation?

The large architectural reliefs are displayed flat to the light, above eye level, and on their backs so that they can collect rain water and moss, which will destroy them.  The only ones who can see them are the pigeons overhead. Why didn't they just put them in the dumpster? It would have been a better aesthetic decision.

And then there's that mowed bamboo...

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