Art and Politics

At last, the horrible local nightmare has come to an end!
Harbor steps, local overpriced condo across from the Seattle Art Museum, made a call for submissions for local artists to create some sculptures for an exhibit titled “On the Edge” .
Ross Palmer Beecher thought this was a great idea, and entered a piece which was a little political.

Beecher’s piece is a flag made of crushed Anheuser-Busch beer cans sitting on a red wagon.
“I folded the cans to remove the ‘c,’ so they spell Bush,” she said. “It’s a flag collage of cans and burnt cookie tins and merry Christmas wrappers. On top of the flag are whirligigs.
“In front of the flag are deer jawbones wrapped in blue cans with bullet casings. The handle of the little red wagon is bolted up, to look like a Republican elephant nose. I meant it to be comic, fun and funky.”

Well, Harbor Steps threw a hissy fit, stating:

“Her work doesn’t fit, as it’s not in context with the rest of the art, which is not political. We were not looking to provide a political forum.”

Well, they all kissed and made up today, agreeing to a sign placed near Beecher’s piece saying views expressed by artists in the exhibit do not necessarily reflect the views of Harbor Properties.
If interested, head down to Harbor Steps at 5:30 today for a party on the steps that celebrate the artists.

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