This is such a joke.
Not only isn’t it “art” at all, it’s not even being done by the students.
Edison Elementary students paint a ‘new heart’ on school wall
Students at Thomas Edison Elementary are nearly finished painting a mural on a 100-foot wall depicting children at play, exploring nature and enjoying the great outdoors.
The fourth-graders, who have been working on the mural for the last several weeks, have received artistic guidance by retired Los Angeles Unified teacher Helene Cob, a Burbank resident who was brought on to help create the mural by the school’s PTA.
Cob painted the outlines of the mural and has worked with small groups of students as they painted, sometimes spontaneously adding flowers or other images…
The mural also features a nod to the school’s namesake, with a quote from Thomas Edison: “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
Especially if we were allowed to do them ourselves.
It’s not just the fact that this woman traced the damned designs that makes it all so fraudulent. The worst part is that there’s nothing in the entire theme and concept that real kids would ever come up with on their own.
Just look at the result. It’s slickster crap.
So why is this even being allowed? And why is the local paper cheering it on?
Remember years back when some of the schools were going down and painting murals on the side of the perimeter safety walls of the various construction sites around town? They were doing it all along Glenoaks.
Now those were real student efforts. Naturally, they were only allowed to do this because the results were considered temporary. After the plywood got torn down it was all over.
A couple months ago we wrote about this ridiculous institutional vetting process that people are currently going through in order to paint stuff on the BWP power boxes. We compared it to the true ad hoc efforts of 40 years ago and all those great Bicentennial fire hydrants.
Why is everything so god damn authoritarian now? The results always look it, too.
Imagine getting away with this now: