Images like this were too controversial for an Oakland gallery.
Images that were part of an exhibit of art by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. The images were supposed to be shown at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland, but the show, entitled A Child’s View from Gaza, was cancelled on September 8. The Berkeley-based Middle East Children’s Alliance stated in a news release that “there was a concerted effort by pro-Israel organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area to pressure the museum to reverse its decision to display Palestinian children’s art.” Source
The proposed use as a storage area for flood control elements means that the building can be visualized as Sleeping Beauty falling into a deep sleep, with the whole site only then coming into life when a flood is imminent. We took this idea of stasis with its associated notion of eternity and translated it into a monolith cast in concrete.