01 June 2009

The Dream

Has anyone been following Channel 4's Big Art programme over the past 4 weeks.It has been interesting to see how some have been open minded to a piece of 'public art' in their communities and yet some have been so closed minded that they won't give it a chance. It was the last programme last night and it showed the completion of only the second piece of Art to be completed which is in St Helens not far from where I am in Liverpool.

This picture is only the artists concept idea but if you look on Flickr there will probably be loads of photos over the coming weeks.

If you missed the TV programmes you can catch up with it at here.

What do you think of Janet Street Porters comments from The Independent on 1st April

There's already been controversy over the 60ft-high concrete and marble sculpture of a girl's head called Dream, by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, currently being erected on a former slag heap by the M62 in St Helens outside Liverpool. If ever there was a strong argument for not allowing the public to choose art, this is it.

Put baldly, it is completely without merit, the only plus being the local council did not pay for it.
I don't know what anyone else thinks of it but I like it.

1 comment:

Purple Missus said...

I like it too and surely anything is better than a slag heap!
And if thats what the public wants then all the better. Why should we just be surrounded with art chosen by a committee of self righteous critics such as J S-P who always think they know better than us what we want.