Cool public art in the pipeline for Palo Alto (Ala & Binta)

Ala Ebtekar and Binta Ayofemi

(the blue tunnel thingy did not cut and paste from staff report, will update)

(you can find it here, in the staff report, if you scroll down)

edit to add: Elise DeMarzo sent me the JPEG: it’s funny how excited I got over this, whichi is just a doctored picture of the tunnel under El Camino, on Uni Ave — reminds of the 2014 article new to me by Peter S about Jeff Koons in New Yorker and New York and the relative small distinction between a fake blow up bunny and a real one.

almost blue, in Palo Alto, the new subterraneans, Ala and Binta

almost blue, in Palo Alto, the new subterraneans, Ala and Binta

Peter Schjehdahl in The New Yorker, on Koons. It’s funny I had such a strong reaction to a photo-shopped picture of the tunnel. The other Ebtekar I had seen was more technique-oriented. Apparently he is teaching at Stanford, where he got an MFA in 2006 and leading his students on this project.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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