Letter: Concrete letters -- art project would present opportunity to heal

January 20, 2014 

Such outrage over the loss of some icons needs ways for people to forgive and move on. Let's hope that in our "land of Ph.D.s," where turning radioactive waste into glass logs is part of our daily lexicon, there is enough imagination to reinterpret the concrete letters removed from Richland schools!

Such a resource pile of outdoor art-friendly materials shouldn't go to waste. Anyone who has busted up, sorted, and rearranged the fragments left in the wake of change can attest to the empowering value of reclamation, especially when done in community. There's room in such a project for every interested stakeholder to participate, from design to implementation to dedication and celebration. Richland even has a local arts commission that could support the process. Why not engage the RHS community in a project that transforms through school spirit an old icon into a magnificent reimagined 21st century landmark?


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