This thing (for lack of a better word) was apparently part of a civic art project. There are a few of them around Annapolis. People were given blank birds to do whatever they wished to do with them. There was a similar event in Los Angeles around the turn of this past Century. Blank, faceless metal angles were distributed among “recognized” artists. Almost without exception, they were hideous to the point of hilarity? Kitsch? Just plain ugly? You decide. How do you think this compares with the obvious object of its parody?
This World War II memorial can be found at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. It is my contribution to the new Photographing Public Art Challenge hosted by Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao.