White House appoints american sculptor Jeff Koons as new garden designer
At a Rose Garden ceremony, President George W. Bush, seen next to a floral sculpture by acclaimed craftsman and artist Jeff Koons, announces a major initiative to promote the teaching of American gardening. One part of the initiative, "Our Puppies," revolves around one hundred milestone puppies that have shaped the course of American history.
Some critics have voiced concerns about the political implications of the new initiative, seeing it as but an attempt to reinitiate the destructive culture wars which entangled the study and pedagogy of gardening during the 1990s. Others suggestted that the money should have been better spend to aquire "Ushering in Banality" as an encouaging symbol for the American future. >