Morning Mental Health Break
I’m a big fan of Peter Shelton’s art installation on the west side of LAPD’s new headquarters. It doesn’t matter “what they are,” what matters is that LA’s approach to public art is evolving from the stupidly-symbolic, politically correct kitsch polluting so many American cities.
Steve Lopez, pursuing the “what are they” angle, thought William Bratton’s reaction would entertain you: Cow splat.
“I don't think anybody can figure out” what the shapes are supposed to be, Bratton said. “Bisons and hippos maybe. I haven't the faintest idea what the two tallest things are on either side.” Nor does he understand what any of this has to do with police administration, if anything. “I don't get it,” he said. “It's just a shame.”
For the record, “they are” a rotund beast, two bison, two bears and two hippos. Go experience them.