Into storage, says artist Laura Kimpton. Her sculpture of four huge letters spelling the word ‘Love’ has been removed, as planned, from Sonoma Plaza.
The temporary piece was a public art initiative of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. It was installed in September, in part as a symbol of community spirit and strength through the one-year anniversary of the wildfires. Placed boldly in front of City Hall, the six-foot, bright red letters quickly become a visual focal point — as in, a zillion selfies.
Now disassembled, the work is “between places,” says Kimpton, who is getting 10 or so emails a day asking about it. No immediate plans for the next public showing, because, well, Love — you just can’t hurry it.
Photos by Tanya Gayer, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art