Mountain View sculpture may cross the border Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Apr 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm
A sculpture by artist Charles Ginnever currently located at Mayfield Mall site in Mountain View could be shifted to Palo Alto as the site is redeveloped. A Palo Alto board is scheduled to discuss the matter Thursday morning.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 4:44 PM
Posted by P., a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Apr 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm
Call me a philistine, but this sculpture has always seemed to me to lack any serious creative or evocative essence. It's a little striking because it's large and imposing, but that's all the emotion I can get from it on a good day, when I try.
Posted by USA, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:26 am
Solar panels on a pole do resemble metal, angular, modern-art. As expensive as solar cells are, they are cheaper than the "art" pieces strewn about the Bay Area. Maybe we could get an NEA grant to put up some solar art.
Posted by Mt. Loman, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm
If there is an international financial crisis because house prices are falling because there is too much housing built, why is the city so beholden to developers that they keep building more? When the State has to raise regressive sales tax?
Why don't we use that NEA grant to see who can write the best initiative to get the developers up off their knees and out from under the Councils' diases?
Posted by in agreement, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm
The word is "daises" but you're right. Government at different levels is grossly dysfunctional and uncoordinated. Maybe initiative action is all we have left after the legislators have proven that they don't have what it takes to address the basic needs of the community.