“Chain Reaction” should be left as it is. As it decomposes (“Council gives ‘Chain Reaction’ 1 more year,” Jan. 23). Put a proper barrier around it so it still can be viewed, but not hurt anyone, and let nature take its course. It becomes more beautiful and important as it decomposes.

Think about what “Chain Reaction” represented then and now, and its proximity to the location of the Rand Corporation (and their involvement on both sides of the nuclear fence). It would be a huge mistake to fix it and repair it and restore it. Let it be. Honor it.

Remember the time in which the artist created it and why it was so important that he did so.


Fiona Gonsier

Santa Monica

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