I get that public art needs to take many points of view into consideration before being painting/installed/constructed/etc. and during that vetting process “Jane & John Q. Public” and their needs should be first and foremost in mind. However, I can’t help but wonder, at what point do addressing the needs of everyone become too burdening to the project at hand? When does trying to please everyone become too much?
When amazing projects become victims of pleasing an overly demanding society of neutrality, political correctness, transparency, and basically trying to not ruffle any feathers; does that consider our first amendment? Is that how we got to be Americans? My history book reads otherwise, maybe I’m jumping to extremes to compare public art in 2019 to our great ancestors that fought in battles over freedom, but then again, maybe I’m not.