Dual Purpose

Art in the public square is allowed to be functional. In fact, many people appreciate seeing a purpose in art on public display.

Does it make you smile?

Does it make you think? (‘What was the artist thinking?’ counts as a thought.)

Does it serve as a landmark?

On a recent visit to a popular St. Louis attraction, I saw a familiar object in a new way.

Solutions provided for two problems: I’m thirsty. What time is it?

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