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. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us the diverse samples all over the world.

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Last week for PPAC #17, I had a marvelous response from all of you. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge.  Here are the featured bloggers for this week.  Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.

FEATURED BLOGGERS

My PPAC for This Week

These photos wouldn’t make the cover of the Arizona Highways Magazine. As Vince and I approached the tiny town of Yarnell on Highway 89 about half-way to Wickenburg from Prescott, the owner had these creations out for our driving enjoyment.

Since my walking is unsteady at best, I did not get good angles on these pictures. Some other time. We still haven’t made it all the way to Wickenburg.

Mama elephant
Baby elephant

A few steps from the elephant crossing was this adorable very skinny critter. I’m assuming he mulishly kept the elephants from going onto the highway!

If you’re ever in the area and want to enjoy a beautiful drive, this is the way we went.

Now it’s your turn.


96 responses to “PPAC #18: Rusty Public Art Along AZ Highways”

  1. Suburban Public Art by Khürt Williams on Island in the Net Avatar

    […] PPAC #18 and Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art challenge me to explore […]

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  2. PPAC: #19 – Cee's Photo Challenges Avatar

    […] had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s PPAC #18. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge.  Here are the featured […]

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  3. Street Art {Antarctic Connections} – Cath's Camera Avatar

    […] PPAC #18 and Lens Artist Photo Challenge #170 […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love this! How fun!

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  4. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Hi Marsha, Here is my entry for the week. I combined it with Lens-Artist challenge,
    Hope you like it.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2021/10/18/ppac-18-and-lens-artists-public-art-scarecrows/

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  5. PPAC: #18 and Lens-Artists – Public Art (Scarecrows) – Cee's Photo Challenges Avatar

    […] is my entry for Marsha’s, Always Write blog, PPAC #18. This is also my entry for Patti’s Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #170 for the […]

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  6. margaret21 Avatar

    I’ve been meaning to join this challenge for a while. Here I am at last: https://margaret21.com/2021/10/18/street-art-a-tour-of-berlin-spain-and-ending-up-in-england/ Your veritable zoo is splendid!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous Thanks for sharing, Margaret. 🙂

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  7. BeckyB Avatar

    absolutely loving the elephant, and so glad to hear you are out taking strolls even if they are still a tad unsteady

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Becky B. I have a couple for you. I just need to get my act together. 🙂

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      1. BeckyB Avatar

        no rush, and will understand if you don’t make it this month.You are juggling lots xx

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks, Becky. I’ll be back in full force for the next time, Lord willing. 🥰🥰🥰

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          1. BeckyB Avatar

            Sending lots of happy and get well thoughts your way xxx

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Lots right back to you Becky B. 😍😍😍

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  8. […] particular. They also serve a further purpose as I’m linking them to two other photo challenges; Photographing Public Art and Pull Up a […]

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  9. ljcillustration Avatar

    They are both great but the elephant is my favourite.
    https://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2021/10/17/octopus/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Lin! 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous post, Lin! 🙂

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  10. Octopus | Lins Doodles Avatar

    […] My entry for PPAC18 […]

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  11. Gallery: the colourful street art of Brighton - Travel with me Avatar

    […] but for today here is a selection of the best of the street art that I could find for this week’s Photographing Public Art and Lens Artists challenges. Look out for the genuine Banksy hidden among […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      These are fabulous, Sarah! 🙂

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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        Thanks so much Marsha 🙂

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  12. Toonsarah Avatar

    I love elephants, however rusty! And the ‘elephants crossing’ sign made me smile too 😀 I’m glad you’re able to get out and about a bit now. Here’s more street art for you, from a day trip I took last week: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-the-colourful-street-art-of-brighton/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Your elephant looks a bit sad in the eyes, don’t you think?

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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        Yes I agree. He’s on the same ‘International Animal Rescue’ wall as the orangutans in my featured photo and they look sad too. The artist is making a point about endangered species so I guess that’s why they look sad.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It’s effective and subtle. 🙂

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  13. Inspiring Max Avatar

    What great sculptures.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much! They were fun.

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  14. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Congratulations to all of the participants. Love the elephants Marsha!!! So precious!💖💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cindy!

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome! 💕🌺

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  15. Clare Avatar

    Hi Marsha. My entry is neither Rusty nor along an AZ Highway, but Cee suggested I add it to this week’s PPAC. https://clarehoran.com/2021/10/16/cbwc-things-to-drive/

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  16. CBWC – Things to Drive – Clare's Cosmos Avatar

    […] is also an entry for the Photographing Public Art Challenge […]

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  17. Janet Alcorn Avatar

    How fun! We’ve been in Arizona since 2014 and still haven’t made it to Wickenburg. One of these days…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      We should meet up some time, Janet! Maybe in Wiskenburg! 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Sounds great!

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  18. Gary A Wilson Avatar

    Hi Marsha,
    Take this recovery slow and easy. We want you back to full power but all in one piece please.
    You and Janet Alcorn are conspiring to get me back to AZ..
    Wickenburg looks like fun.
    Remind me to tell you my elephant story sometime. . .
    Blessings.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You should definitely come back, if only for a visit. I’d love to meet up. I just said the same to Janet – maybe in Wickenburg! Thanks for the well wishes, Gary. BTW, are you going to write a short story again for Story Chat? It was great fun hosting you and hearing your thoughts about the process along the way. I would also love to hear what your plans are for you story, Sometimes a Miracle – after SC. I think I remember reading you rewrote it. If so, please respond with a link, so people can check it out!

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      1. Gary A Wilson Avatar

        Hi Marsha, I’ve been scrambling some lately and am just caching up. I’d love to do another story chat. Do you have a month open. The way I write, things like this are best planned ahead if possible.

        I’ve done only minor tinkering with Sometimes a Miracle. I’m actually pretty happy with it but I also like the idea of making it longer because I’d love to add the flavor of the parents and explore their pain and reactions more. On the other hand, the story has been told and I’m not sure there’s enough to merit an expansion. I also really – really want to get Canopy out the door. It’s setting at about 15K words right now (~50 minutes) and I don’t want to spill over into 16K as that’s a whole different division of story size. I’ve also lost lots of time for it to covid and unexpected details that needed to cleaned up and made to play nice with each other. It’s almost done, still, but I’m really getting closer and like what I have – mostly.

        Did you see, ‘Too Alone for Too Long’ ?
        https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/too-alone-for-too-long/
        It’s just over 3.5K and was always going to be too long for Story Chat, But there are other ideas brewing.

        Are you being a good patient and healing up?

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Hi Gary, thanks for your long comment and the link. I will try to get there in the next few days. We’re driving to Scottsdale for my two appointments this week, and a short visit with a former neighbor from CA. I didn’t bring my computer because time is limited except while I’m waiting on offices. You know how that goes. This will be my fourth surgery, and maybe my last. I’m not sure. Then I graduate to check ups until I’m cleared for knee surgery to repair the torn meniscus. It’s a long process, but I’m an obedient patient.

          I think the next opening is May. It’s on my website for sure. It’s so great having you as part of this year’s lineup! 🤗🤗🤗

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          1. Gary A Wilson Avatar

            Well Bravo for you making such great progress and playing nice with the docs. I’m looking forward to the story of your glory about this whole event. You would certainly have collected some fun lessons learned or fun insights into this side of medicine.

            I just looked at your website and it looks like both March and April are open. May is taken. I’ll leave you with the mental note that I’d like to plan on joining again for March, or if someone beats me to it, April of 2022.

            Then about that leaving your laptop behind, are you trying to tempt us to send you links you can read on your phone while sitting and waiting for your appointments. . . ?
            I’m fully up to doing something like that. You just say the word 🤗 🤗

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            That’s right! Until it dies! I’ll confirm March after I get home on Friday and look at my email. Anne Goodwin is in there for one of those months. This is so exciting!

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  19. […] Posted for Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awesome post for this week. 🙂

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  20. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    There are lots of rusty art in and around Buckeye. I find it fascinating how in the Arizona desert, people choose to display African animals. >grin<

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That is funny. It should be a javelina, lizard, or mountain lions, right? We mostly see lizards. We had to put an extra wooden threshold under our screen security door to keep them out of our living room. Our cats used our carpet as hunting grounds.

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  21. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    I love your elephant!! Here is part 3 of my fairy-tale mural town. Enjoy! Major internet trouble over here and I do all I can do keep up with my daily posting. Wishing you well!

    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2021/10/16/ppac-santagnelo-3/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awesome, awesome post, my friend.

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  22. PPAC: Sant’Agnelo 3 – An Embarrassment of Riches Avatar

    […] For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write […]

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  23. Photos by Jez Avatar

    Those elephants are wonderful, Marsha 👏 The elephants crossing sign is a brilliant addition. Are those lights on the sculpture for nighttime? It reminds me of the elephant sculpture I need to post one week for your fantastic challenge. It’s great that you are out & about again with your camera 😃 Here’s my latest: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/10/16/charles-rennie-mackintosh-ppac-18/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Jez. I liked the sign, too! I didn’t see any other elephants, though. 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      I hope you got my reply – wonderful post, Jez.

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      1. Photos by Jez Avatar

        Thank you very much, Marsha 😊

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You are welcome.

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  24. Charles Rennie Mackintosh — #PPAC #18 – Photos by Jez Avatar

    […] Hi all 😃 My entry for the Marsha & Cee’s Photographing Public Art Challenge, hosted this week by Marsha, featuring some fantastic elephant sculptures. […]

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  25. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    I also love the elephants, Marsha.
    Here is my entry:
    https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2021/10/16/ppac-18/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love these, Aletta. They are so moving.

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  26. PPAC: #18 – nowathome Avatar

    […] Ingrao from Always Write blog and Cee Neuner are co-hosting challenge to bring together two very different aspects of seeing […]

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  27. Julie Avatar

    The rust on the elephant is such a nice color!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I agree, Julie. I love rusty things for some reason- if they are artsy! 🙂

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  28. Kirstin Avatar

    That rusty art is awesome. I love seeing the creativity that so many have.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I do too, Kirstin. I wonder if it was created by the property owner.

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  29. Jim Borden Avatar

    it is nice that some artists are willing to share their work with the public in such a way. I hope you are continuing to make progress…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Art makes the journey more pleasant and offers little surprises along the way. When you know they are there, already, you smile at them as friends. Thanks for the well-wishes, Jim. I’m slow, but steady. 🙂

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        there is comfort in the familiar…

        glad to hear you are making progress…

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks, Jim!

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  30. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Cute!
    Love the elephant eye and the expression.
    Thank you so much for featuring my post.
    I am glad that you are back to your routine.
    Take care Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Philo. You are more than welcome. Glad you enjoyed my wonderful elephant find in AZ. We don’t get too many elephant sightings here. 🙂

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  31. the eternal traveller Avatar

    The elephants are great. How clever.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I thought so, too!

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  32. Teresa Avatar

    Such cool public art on highways. And thanks by the way for the feature…much appreciated.
    Here is mine from my main blog: https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2021/10/16/take-me-back-to-acland-street/

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  33. Take me back to Acland Street – My Camera & I Avatar

    […] Debbie’s Six Word Saturday, Becky’s PastSquares, Dan’s Thursday Doors, Cee’s and Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge and for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a seat […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for linking, Teresa! 🙂

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  34. restlessjo Avatar

    Such a cute ellie! How are you doing?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Jo, Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you liked Ellie. I’m better, still not going on any hikes, except to safe flat places like WalMart and doctor’s offices, LOL. Better than staying home 24/7! I hope you are doing well, too.

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      1. restlessjo Avatar

        Great thanks, Marsha. It’s the last day with my daughter and it’s been wonderful.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Perfect. We are happy to have friends visiting from CA for a few days. Hubby has gone golfing with them this afternoon. 🙂

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  35. eklastic Avatar

    These are FUN!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Elke! I thought so, too. Very creative.

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  36. Mannequins and Dummies – pictures imperfect blog Avatar

    […] Photographing Public Art Challenge #18 […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for sharing both your thoughts and your pictures, Elkie.

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  37. Natalie Avatar

    I love the elephants, Marsha. The mule is cleverly made, too. I hope you’re doing well. Thank you for hosting PPAC#18. Here’s my entry:

    https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2021/10/15/fleurs-de-villes-niagara-falls/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Natalie, you have a lovely display for this week. 🙂

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  38. […] to #Bringmorecolourintoyourlife, #Colour2021: Orange, #FOTD, #PPAC18, #SundayStills: […]

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  39. Friday PPAC Challenge – Lisa s Everyday Life Avatar

    […] https://alwayswrite.blog/2021/10/15/ppac-18-rusty-public-art-along-az-highways/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. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us the diverse samples all over the world. […]

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  40. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Those are such cool animals for this week. I love the elephant. 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee. The elephant was adorable. 🙂

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