I happened across this act of vandalism while walking in Golden Gate Park over he weekend. I saw it as violence, and as a visual metaphor for crimes against those to young or weak to protect themselves. It made me angry. I don’t know why things like this affect me so, but they do.
My wife tied it to a news story we watched earlier that day. After she mentioned it, I looked around. I had thought it a single tree. There were at least 8 other trees in the same condition. It was a little grove of violence full of oblivious hipsters.
San Francisco is offering a reward for information.