A stuffy Philadelphia Art Critic is getting all huffy about a proposed sculpture installation of the Peaceable Kingdom (famous paintings done by Edward Hicks, a nineteenth century Quaker minister and folk artist) in Aviator Park, part of Logan’s Park in Philadelphia.
He says it is a desecration of a celebrated religious parable and:
I find it impossible to reconcile the intense spirituality of Peaceable Kingdom with the playground goofiness of Crying Giant.
Philadelphia Inquirer August 3, H12
I disagree. Children playing on the Lion and the Lamb is not inconsistent with the message of the Peaceable Kingdom. “A Child Shall lead them”.
Here is a video of Tom Otterness’s work, the artist who is doing the sculptures: