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PPAC #8 Australian Animal Sculptures

This is week 8 of PPAC which my co-host, Cee Neuner is hosting. I wanted to combine it with FOTD #9 so I don’t miss a single day of August.

Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.

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I’m pushing the envelope quite a bit here. You can’t see this public art from the street. You do have to pay to go in, but I was so far away from home, and this was such a fabulous place, I’m hoping you will allow me to slip up this week.

I am still struggling to get out, but I can walk again (with a walker). I get an MRI Wednesday to see what knee part I ripped up, and then on with treatment. Meanwhile the prescription is to walk around in the house.

Featured Bloggers

I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s PPAC #7 “Carved Out for Kids.” Cee picked out the featured bloggers and says “thank you” to each of you for joining along in our challenge. Their posts really grabbed Cee’s attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look. Next week I will choose the PPAC Featured Bloggers from Cee’s participants this week.

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Animal Art in Australia

The art I’m showing this week is either metal or wood sculpture. Some of these, like the first one got hidden in my myriads of pictures of real animals. But thanks to PPAC, I have a chance to resurrect it.

Painting and sculpture help other people to see what a wonderful world we live in.

Henry Moore
Carol and I took our pets with us. Manny, Justin Beaver, and Tiger had a great time posing with Mr. P.

Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.

Isamu Noguchi
Platypus Sculpture Provided for the blind and visual impaired. Officially unveiled by Jim Plowman M.P. Member for Evelyn on 1st March 1991. Fundraising by the family and friends of the Honorable William Hugh Everard M.P. Member for Evelyn 1917 – 1950. Sculptor – Raymond Ewers. The platypus closes his eyes underwater. (The rest is shot at a bad angle, and I can’t read it. )

Why talk about sculpture when I can photograph it?

Constantin Brancusi

This is my favorite quote so far.

I think the flower and the bird resemble each other. Like dogs and dog owners get sometimes.
Red flower for Cee and Jude.
We tried to ride this fancy Platypus, but didn’t get very far. I’m still submitting it for Jude’s Life in Colour. About the only thing red in this picture is the back passenger. 🙂

Coming Up

Have a great rest of the week.

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  1. Glad to hear your knee’s starting to improve a bit 🙂 I love your platypus, and I’m regarding your inclusion of paid-for exhibits as carte blanche to do the same myself some time in the future 😆

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    • Cee and I didn’t discuss it. I wanted to keep with my theme and I used the excuse that I’m laid up. Not that that excuse would ever hold a candle to what Cee goes through, so it’s a bad excuse. That said, we are not the Public Art police. 🙂

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