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.
I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s PPAC #9 Since Cee is taking a mini rest break, and I am going to need some time off for knee surgery in a few weeks, I will be hosting the next couple of Photographing Public Art Challenges. Then she will host several for me. I hope that works for everyone. After visiting each entry I thank you each of you for joining along in our challenge. Here are several posts that really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.
Australian Art as Symbolism
Have you heard of someone with a steely grip? This hand carries with it not only the intensity of steel, but a symbolic meaning as well.
Located in the Dandabah Visitor’s Centre, Bunya Mountains National Park this hand represents the Bunya rainforest reaching out for the sun. Here at the visitor’s center, you feel the power of the sunshine, but deep in the Bunya forest, very little sunshine reaches the forest floor.
Several informational posts which are almost PPACs as well circled the grassy field. One informational drum-shaped sign describes the hunter-gatherers coming to the forests to live and gather the rich resources in the forests. Europeans began arriving in the 1860s and coming to the forest to relax. The National Park celebrated its centennial birthday in 2008.
Another explains the geologic composition of the soil, from its inception as a lava flow hardening into basalt rock, eroded by time into a rich soil pf gullies and gorges replete with forests and grasslands.
A third post tells about the native birds and another some of the other animals you might find in the forest.
For Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share
Thank you all for your kind words about my crazy health month. Grab a cup of coffee and join in Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share. https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2021/08/20/laneway-art-and-recent-reads/
As you remember this is Cee’s regular week hosting PPAC. (She’s even, I’m odd.) Because I have more time inside resting, I’ll also host next week’s PPAC, my regular week. We will let you know on a week to week basis after that. I have surgery scheduled to repair a torn meniscus pickle ball wound on September 14th. I’m so thrilled to be fixable! The down-time is very little, but Cee will be giving me a break during that time.
Meanwhile, my walking has improved – not the speed, just the lack of pain. I walked 4,000 steps yesterday, half with Puppy Girl, and half at Watson Lake with Vince. The monsoons have filled the lake and it is beautiful. Pictures to come later.
My face still light purple from connecting with a sidewalk a month ago is almost healed, so people who see me only think my husband gave me a light whack across the cheek. I bought some walking sticks, BTW. Hoping that will help me avoid this outcome again!