To the editor:
A meaningless icon. The installation rising above Main Street has been a surprise and a disappointment. One wonders if this was selected by a jury or a predisposed panel. The height above the sidewalk with the poodle looking down questions the choice regarding the ethos of Main Street. The cost carried by a project like this needs to be accounted for. Does the design have any relevance to Main Street?
One has to question the process by which the artist has come up with this. Do a few visits up and down the street justify such a project? There is no clear meaning... only a self indulgent image masquerading as public art. We live in a time of irony. Sadly, the movement of art as radical ideas has fallen prey to the developer's world.
Varouj Gumuchian, Vancouver