Viewpoint - July 3, 2013

Letter: Provocative couch sculpture challenges suburban lifestyle

Entering Menlo Park from the north, one encounters upended couches of stone in varying configurations, upsetting one's expectations of conventional suburbia.

Menlo Park's residential essence is solidified in stone and yet turned on end. Alternately, these whimsical, floating behemoths challenge the complacent, sedentary lifestyle of cookie-cutter suburbs.

Art need not be beautiful to serve an aesthetic function (consider Picasso's Guernica) Congratulations to the city for welcoming the unusual and provocative rather than only mundane pretty decoration.

Lou Moffett McKendry Drive, Menlo Park


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