"The delay here is, in one sense, testimony to human nature. It has been 19 years since the last significant quake rolled through California — the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Northridge in a corner of the San Fernando Valley in 1994 — and memories of its damage and psychological trauma (some people moved away) have softened with the passage of time.
“We are in a long period of what I call seismic peace in California,” said Thomas H. Heaton, the director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory at Caltech. “But you can go for a long period when things are calm, and then instantly things are transformed into chaos. When you are in peacetime, it’s hard to get people’s attention and remind them what a big problem it is.”
10 million dollars was raised to conceive, transport and build the final resting home for Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass at LACMA. If you are a regular reader of our blog, you know that this is not a knock on the art world because we are definitely big proponents of creativity. We're simply wondering why is it easy to raise money for certain things and not for others?