May 28, 2009
SPECIAL EDITION - Patrick Dougherty installation
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photo by Donald Kinney
I'm posting this photo mainly for S.F. Mike, my blogging buddy at http://sfciviccenter.blogspot.com.
Mike likes Patrick Dougherty's intallation of willow branches woven into large birdhouse-like structures propped up in the (already tortured) sycamores in Civic Center Plaza, but personally, I hate what the "artist" has come up with here. It's total non-sense! Not to insult fifth-graders, but it looks like a fifth grade craft project gone terribly wrong -- and the thing that blows my mind is that Patrick Dougherty has perpetrated this kind of bad-art world-wide and is highly respected and widely exhibited. It just amazes me what the San Francisco Arts Commission will accept...
Anyway, you might like Patrick Dougherty's work -- I'm just saying that I don't... Here's another photo if you'd like to see another view
By the way, S.F. Mike has a great blog of all the activity -- and there is a lot of it -- in the Civic Center area of San Francisco. As mentioned above, you can catch his blog at: http://sfciviccenter.blogspot.com.