Pointing the way: questions over mystery sculpture

Berkeleysider Colleen Neff sends us this photo of a sculpture she spotted yesterday at the intersection of Marin and Monterey. “I wonder who made this and placed it there?” she asks. “It says Polk on the base. I like it and wish it was up higher so we could see it better!”

Can anyone shed any light on the artist and why the sculpture has been placed in this particular spot?

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  • http://www.berkeleyhomes.com/blog Ira Serkes

    Perhaps it’s a Polk poke.

  • Alan Tobey

    Must be a memorial to president James K. Polk (served 1845-1849). whose most famous quote (on the eve of the Civil War) was probably “Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.” That doesn’t sound quite like our current situation, but maybe the arm is pointing the way . . . .