Artist Rick Davis left the following comment on the Dogwalk Musings blog re: why he designed the controversial Ganesha public art work that will be on display in downtown Coeur d'Alene for the next year: "The reason I originally chose to do this piece was at the suggestion of my Yoga teacher. But as the project progressed, and I did more research into Ganesha, the themes that surround him seemed to be unfolding in my life. So he became a 3 1/2 year teaching/learning moment for me." Adds Dogwalk Musings: "Art, no matter what form it takes, is probably the most subjective commodity in the world. We either like what we see or we don't. As with this month's Art Walk. What shouldn't be forgotten, however, in viewing the finished product, there is a process behind it. As Mr. Davis points out, his piece became a teaching/learning moment. Certainly nothing sinister nor intended to offend." More here. (SR file photo/Kathy Plonka, of Ganesha)
Question: Do you support public art? Or do you consider it to be a waste of money?