Archive for October, 2013

Enhancement or Desecration

A few months ago now I spotted a slight adjustment to the alloy statue on Midland Park called Woman of Words which is a tribute to Katherine Mansfield. Ok I am intending to be controversial here but I do think it rather ugly, I have spoken to several people gazing up at it and am yet to find anyone find it beautiful but who said art must be beautiful?IMG_0234a

Anyway the adjustment was a woollen knitted flower placed in the statues hand, it lasted a couple of days but I consider the homespun aspect of the flower actually made the hard metal alloy statue somehow attractive! Now I do not encourage anyone to alter or even take it upon themselves to enhance public art works in any way, you should get prosecuted but in this case I just noteā€¦. what a nice change a little silliness makes….

October 31 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments »