Ken Lum's large scale light installation been up for a little over a year now, and the controversy over the symbol's origins seems to have mostly died down. Personally, I couldn't love it any more than I do. I chose to name my blog what I did knowing full well the gang connotations of the phrase as an addendum to the cross symbol in decades past. I think the sculpture and the name of my blog (to an admittedly MUCH smaller extent) speak to the richness and many layered nature of this area's culture and history. Check out a short video about the piece's construction and installation here. (Sorry the embedding isn't working for me!)
Thanks to Canuckism for passing along the video!