Perpetually picky Christopher Hawthorne has hated on Lorcan O’Herlihy, gone out of his way to define ugly, compared Rem to Rove, and this week, trashes Arquitectonica‘s new project in LA. But maybe if he focused on reviewing gigantic public art installations, he would be a lot happier. Because this week, even though he despised the building it straddles, he sure loved April Greiman‘s rice bowl:
What caught my attention first was a huge, brightly colored mural by April Greiman, which covers two ends of the building as they converge at the corner and shows an abstracted rice bowl. The whole ensemble — broad-shouldered, street-hugging architecture meets gigantic work of art — struck me as both full of and larger than life.
We dunno, we say he’s got a second career as a graphic design critic. We wish we could say the same about a few commenters who give their two cents about the mural in the feedback section. Like this one: “Long-time residents are being shoved out of their homes and on to the sidewalks, begging for fair and affordable housing. Is that what the ‘abstracted rice bowl’ is supposed to symbolize?”