I have a special fascination with public art installations.
Some of them are so stunning that we are literally rendered speechless….like this floating vision from artist Janet Echelman.
Art can be seen in parks and town squares…
and sides of buildings…
even roofs of buildings!
Public stairs are a wonderful canvas for art
City fountains are unique opportunities for sculpture and reflection. Wouldn’t this colossal mirrored head be amazing to experience in person? We should be sponges. Who knows how it will affect our creativity! Perhaps we’ll find ourselves using more mirrors and reflective materials in our interior design.
Click to watch this amazing video of David Czerny’s Mirrored Head Fountain in motion!
Check out this huge “bathing beauty” in Hamburg, Germany
Lakes and beaches are magical settings for large scale sculptures.
When I saw this piece I was absolutely stunned. It’s not beautiful….no. But it’s a-MAZ-ing!
Imagine seeing this gigantic Mona Lisa in person (here she is as a reclining nude figure)
Or…imagine walking down the street and coming upon this beautiful face covered with vines.
How about walking in a meadow and coming upon an enormous painting of a tree…..strange! wonderful! unexpected!
Landscape art is a category unto itself. And so stunning. Artists work with trees, leaves, stones, ice and all manner of things. Usually no paint is involved. I suspect this red line was made from some natural red leaves (I’m not sure though).
Any and all materials are used to create public art installations. Shiney glass spheres stack against rough concrete steps…..
Even knitted tree sweaters in rainbow colors of yarn.
Public art can be seen wherever artists wish to gift us. And these pieces are gifts indeed. They make us smile and laugh. They mesmerize us. It’s eye candy on steroids from the mind of creative geniuses.