Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lamp post

One of this year’s Most Inappropriate Public Sculpture awards will surly go to the Indian head reliefs bolted to the lampposts that help light downtown Salt Lake City. Although the Mormons started out kind of neutral to the local tribes, as their settlements grew the First Nation peoples were inevitably pushed out to reservations or induced to leave the state to avoid starvation. The placement of the reliefs at dog level is a metaphor probably not lost on the odd Indian that ventures into SLC.