The building management where I work has begun publishing a newsletter and the first edition yesterday had several items for me to unnecessarily pick on.
When an editor starts off with 'We want this to be a two way dialogue' and then offers no means with which to submit comments or feedback, you know you're off to a running (and screaming) start.
Atop a photo of two of the largest and in chargest volunteers ever seen involved in a food drive was the caption FOOD of LIFE. The way these guys were grinning, you'd think they'd just won food for life instead of having been out collecting it. I'm waiting for the follow up story 200 CANS OF FOOD MISSING!
The feature on the sculpture outside the building in a parkette was a piece of art in itself. The sculpture by Anish Kapoor is called Untitled but for clarity's sake when it's referred to in print, it's generally called Untitled (Mountain). I wonder why? Notably, it's valued at 10 million dollars.
I saw Mr. Kapoor's Sky Mirror installation in New York once on a visit and thought it was interesting if not particularly enthralling but then art is such a subjective thing.
From the newsletter:
...public art isn't supposed to grab you and shake you every time you walk past. Its purpose is to just be there and every once in a while give you pause, connect you to a satisfying thought and hopefully, every so often, assault you with its beauty.
So, not only is there joy in knowing that local seagulls really seem to enjoy their 10 million dollar toilet but now I know people are being assaulted by its beauty, at least every so often.
What wonders await in the next issue? As long as they give me pause and connect me to a satisfying thought, I say write on.