A little over a week ago the city of Grand Rapids awoke to find a man dangling from a pole projected beyond the corner of a downtown building. Some people called the police, some called the fire department, and some just shook their heads and kept moving right along.
It turns out that the man was Sigmund Freud. Well, not the real Sigmund Freud, but a sculpture created in the likeness of Freud. Apparently, it’s some sort of public art installation that has been making the rounds of cities throughout the country — only this time someone forgot to notify the authorities ahead of time.
Although Freud still had his bird’s-eye view this morning, I don’t know how long he’ll remain suspended there, so I thought I’d better take a picture of him before it’s too late.
Coincidentally, I’m working on a freelance project now, building a web site for a group of psychoanalysts. I’d love to know what they would have to say about this work of art.