It's Aquatic. It's Epic. But Is It Real Art?
"Words like 'hackneyed,' 'clichéd,' and 'irrelevant' are just the beginning. The fountain is an 'artistic embarrassment' and a 'kitschy retread of Soviet-style socialist realism,"' complains a coalition of big shots from the arts community in a letter to the San Diego Union-Tribune... But a funny thing happened on the way to the scrapheap of rejected public art projects. Many members of the public -- along with a coalition of enthusiastic city boosters -- actually like the thing."
Thanks to Chris Steins