Re: Artist defends surfing sculpture amid criticism
Alfred: That is a tough call. It appears that your integrity and commitment to excellence is guiding you the right way. It is a hard and humiliating thing for that artist to have his work replaced. Hopefully it will serve in the long run to motivate him to become a better artist.
If you do end up creating the new and improved piece, your responsibility in the short term becomes as a teacher demonstrating how to do things the right way ( not with pride, just competance ). But this is not really about the other artist. In the long term, it is the opportunity to create a public work of art that will inspire others. That alone makes it worth doing.