believes that public art and public sculpture say the best
of what we are as a people. Public art should provide enchantment,
not Disney enchantment, but self-enrichment. It should
feed the soul, capture the imagination and reveal a new
understanding of our world.
"Any good art is going
to inspire as well as provoke," Kovel says. "Good
art has an edge. It broadens the visual language. It
forces a new vocabulary into our lives. Good art is
not simply decoration."