Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Mall Walking, part I 22 April 2009 No Comments

___________ Driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles not long ago I headed inland and stopped off in Fresno.  The state’s fifth largest city had not been on my list of must-see places, but Paul Groth at Berkeley had assured me it was worth the detour in order to walk the Fulton Mall. Fulton Street […]

Why I Like Abstraction 4 April 2009 2 Comments

Standing in front of Michael Graves’ Portland Public Service Building in a steady rain it was hard to imagine that this dingy postmodern box had caused so much fuss back in 1980.  Today, the controversy has faded as surely as the building’s colored tile veneer. What remains startling 30 years later is not the cartoon […]