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Experiencing Art – Together

Together. The word literally means “to gather.” A scary thought these days. But that’s what makes public art public: people experiencing art together. All art wants to be seen, of course. It invites us to come and see it. But … Continue reading

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Going Out in Public Again

Current polls reveal that people have mixed feelings: They want to go out in public again, but after months of quarantine they’re understandably nervous about exposure. That’s nothing new for the animal world. This semi-serious photo collection shows, or maybe … Continue reading

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Signs!

I can’t remember a time I didn’t love signs. When I was 13 I painted one for a local hamburger joint, and was very proud of it. It featured a dead guy opening a casket with the word “Open” on … Continue reading

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Astonishing Sculptures

This collection of sculptures (I got carried away, I confess!) surprises us: with scale (immense, tiny), with unexpected locations, with uncanny realism, with skewed perceptions…or with sheer unclassifiability! (Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slideshow)

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More Amazing Street Art

Temporary, permanent, sweet, shocking, whimsical, thoughtful… Art can be anything, I think, except boring. And while a picture may be worth a thousand words, it is much more than mere information. It speaks to a different part of our selves. … Continue reading

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Useless Information

You’ll Thank Me Later. Really. (Click on any picture to enlarge it, or to start slide show) Special Bonus: Useless (but fun) Advice “Don’t be sad, because sad is just das spelled backwards.” ~Found online (and, dude, it completely changed … Continue reading

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Public Art

I’ve been pretty public about my love of public art. At its best, public art (large or small, authorized or un) is brilliantly or at least cleverly executed, and fits knowingly in its surroundings, intentionally altering them. Here’s a gallery … Continue reading

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Amazing Street Art

It’s no news that I love public art. Many street art pieces (often not officially sanctioned and therefore temporary) take their cue from their settings, commenting whimsically or seriously upon the world we live in. Enjoy! (Click on any image … Continue reading

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More Astonishing Sculptures

I love public art! This second set of public sculptures focuses on pieces that make us think by employing their settings to comment upon or evoke a satirical view of life. Click on any image to enlarge it (and start … Continue reading

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Love and Benches

What is it about love and public benches? (Click on any image to enlarge it) “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.” ~Alfred Lord Tennyson “If I speak … Continue reading

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