September 14, 2003
Genius ahead – drive carefully

A few days ago, I did a scornful Transport Blog posting about this:


But the more I look at it, the more I like the look of it, especially from a helicopter. So here it is, viewed from a helicopter, at a culture blog where it surely belongs.

Here's what I think. The photograph could be a lot better, but the thing itself is a work of genius. It has proportion, uniformity, consistency, economy.

Ergo, the motorists will just have to get used to driving on it. Genius is immune to petty considerations like whether the damn thing works. Art has its own reasons.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:47 PM
Category: Modern art