The planned (done deal?) whale sculpture in the 9th & 9th neighborhood’s roundabout is ludicrous and insipid.
A Moose, Bison, Bee, Harvey the Milk Cow, a groundhog, a squirrel ... indigenous animals abound! A 24-foot cricket would be amazing! This whale is just a bunch of suits trying to be quirky. Leave it to the quirkies of the neighborhood. I know ... the gnome hill that is already taking form! It involves the community, reflects the cottages of the area, is funny and spontaneous, constantly changing, and a helluva lot less expensive.
I can guarantee you one thing: If the whale goes in, it will be leaping from a sea of gnomes the likes you have never seen.
This is a whale of a fail.
Scott Perry, Salt Lake City