Arts Vandalism at the Sculpture Park!
At the Dan Savage Memorial Sculpture Park in the traffic circle at 14th and Howell, of course, not the Olympic Sculpture Park on the Elliott Bay waterfront. (The OSP’s postponed opening date will be announced tomorrow, I’m told—it will be sometime in early 2007—along with the opening date for the expanded Seattle Art Museum headquarters on First and Union in spring ‘07.)
The DSMSP vandals defaced that park’s inaugural installation, a text-based piece, by savagely (yes!) ripping out from under the dirt mound that held it down the car tire that read, “Dan Savage.” They then transported the piece in question to the offices of the Stranger, where they tossed it over our fence for us to find this morning.
The following photos, taken by Sarah Mirk, are a recreation of the journey the tire took after its traumatic removal by vandals, rolling from its resting place in our doorway
past the chipperest, sunshiniest reception desk in the world
and right up into Savage’s chair.
DS is away until Friday, but MSP, keep the faith. Vandalism will out.