Here is Russell’s sad tale about his latest public sculpture, which was displayed, briefly, outside a popular Vassar gathering spot and then was destroyed in a booze-addled act of vandalism. It’s too bad, because it sounds like an interesting piece, conceptually. It also makes you realize that any artists who display their work in an unguarded public location are taking the risk that their creation will be ruined by some unthinking jerk.
Don’t let it get you down, Russell! For every destructive philistine lurking out in the world, there are many people who love and appreciate artwork that introduces new ideas and makes otherwise cookie-cutter public areas a bit brighter and more interesting.