Friday, September 09, 2005

'Crescent of Embrace'???

I just picked up on this via Michelle Malkin's blog. Didn't anybody pick up on the crescent/Islam relationship? Didn't this occur to any of the victim's family members? Even if it's an accident, I don't think this design is acceptable.


Here is a follow-up to the above captioned article (yeah, I was 'interviewed'). OK, let me see if I have this straight: a design firm creates a memorial that they know will be open to public interpretation and scrutinized for everything from esthetics to a 'deeper meaning'. Then the architects are surprised when some people interpret the design as an Islamic crescent? Then the apparent solution is simply call it something other than a 'crescent' and the problem will go away? Interesting. Tom Sokolowski, a Stage II jury member and director of the Andy Warhol Museum, seems to think that those who see the Islamic symbolism and are offended by it are "delusional" and that "To take this small-minded, bigoted view is disgusting and repellent." So Tom, according to you, art is interpretive as long as it's your interpretation and anything deviating from your view is crazy, stupid, racist and otherwise unacceptable? Hey Tom, the dry cleaners just called... your Brown Shirt is ready.