From time to time you can see the Square Mile come alive with artistic installations, known as Sculpture in the City. I admit that I am not a big fan of modern art, and usually miss the point. There are two giant heads installed on Bishopsgate, near our office. There is a deep and meaningful interpretation of the artist’s intentions, suggesting that the “monolithic and ghost-like bronze forms resemble primordial totems, in particular the gigantic stone heads of Easter Island; and their mythic titles enhance this subtext of archaic pagan ritual”.
I think I missed the point again. To me they look like two giant egg heads, which can give you a break in a stressful working day in the City, and make you smile in the Square Mile. Obviously the lady in the picture didn’t feel the same way.