Just wanted to follow-up on a post I did awhile ago about the monumental sculpture by Paul Conrad “Chain Reaction”.
In a 6 to 1 decsion on Feb 24, 2014, the Santa Monica City Council approved a measure to save and restore the artwork, which had been deemed unsafe. Large public support for the sculpture and the raising of over $100,000 towards the cost of its restoration, convinced the city leaders to supporft the effort by providing the addition funds needed and committing to the long-term survival of the classic anti-war public art work.
The city will create an non-visually obstructive barrier ( such as a ‘peace garden’) around the sculpture, to assure that the public cannot neither injure themselves, or dfamge the artwork.
This is a true victory for grassroots organziang and public involvement in both city governance as well as the public art it displays.