Good Friday Morning! Happy PPAC Day, photographers!

Sorry, this is late. I scheduled it for 8:00 am, and somehow it slipped into 8:00 pm. Since I had surgery this morning, I didn’t think to check it. And on my 10th WP birthday, too!

Public art 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 diverse samples all over the world.

Toonsarah put into words what many of you have done with your art which makes it more original than what I usually do. I love the concept, and in the future, I want to try to incorporate this technique of including “art within its context on the street” once in a while.

When I photograph street art I am conscious that for the most part the success of the image depends on the quality of the piece of art itself, and that any creativity involved is that of the original artist, not mine as a photographer. So I often try to create something new by involving a passer-by, or two. By doing this I can show something a little different, a little extra; I place the art within its context, on the street.

ToonSarah

FEATURED BLOGGERS

Last week for PPAC #40, 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.

MY WANDERINGS
CATH’S CAMERA
GERIATRI’X’ FOTO GALLERY
WOOLLY MUSES

My Choices for PPAC #41: Beautiful Women

This month is Women’s History Month. For PPAC 41, I decided to find as much public art as I could that represented women. I didn’t find much historical art, but I did find all sorts of women depicted in statues, sculptures, and murals mostly.

Murals

Everything from the studious librarian to the glamour girls with pouty lips and long eyelashes, women are in the public art pictures, just not as often. Last week’s PPAC featured a few close-up pictures of women, that did not need a repeat performance. Sorry gallery pictures are sometimes cut off.

Statues or Sculptures

In Store Windows

Las Vegas store window
Prescott downtown store window

Now it’s your turn!

Even though I’ve chosen this theme, feel free to post whatever public art you wish. I love how some of you even do a series on various themes or places. Feel free to share the reasons, thinking, or techniques behind why you took the picture(s) you did so that we can learn from each other.


66 responses to “PPAC #41: Women in Public Art”

  1. Chef – Philosophy Through Photography Avatar

    […] post is part of Marsha’s PPAC #41 photo […]

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  2. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

    Hope all went well for you. I hate it when am slips to pm and messes with my timing. Fab shots of women depicted in public art. Love the Vegas Liberty. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much. I just visited your blog and left you a comment. Lovely post!

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  3. Urban Beauty – a Sunday Stills Perspective – Wide Eyed Wonderings Avatar

    […] Also linking up to Marsha’s PPAC Public Art Challenge […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love your hanging art, Julie! Libraries are great places to find public art.

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  4. Debbie Avatar

    Huge congrats on 10 years of blogging Marsha, you are going from strength to strength! Hope you are feeling OK.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Deb. I am feeling fine. Life has it’s trials, as you know, but I’m blessed. Thanks for the kind thoughts and words. 🙂

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  5. Toonsarah Avatar

    Thanks for featuring my ‘take’ on street art 🙂 I love that you’ve chosen to focus on women in public art – great idea!

    I’ve broken my own rule with the street and public art in this post but I hope you’ll forgive me. It was too hot to stand around waiting for anything interesting to happen in this sleepy town: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/a-short-hot-walk-around-guiones/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hot trip, but you got some lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

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  6. anthropologist Avatar

    Forgot to include the link to my entry:

    ttps://anthropologist.wordpress.com/2022/03/30/photographing-public-art-21-wangechi-mutu/

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  7. anthropologist Avatar

    I love these galleries! The murals, especially.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much. Your entries are so cool, too. 🙂

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  8. Photographing Public Art # 21: Wangechi Mutu | Kanlaon Avatar

    […] loves the challenge, Photographing Public Art, co-hosted by Marsha Ingrao and Cee […]

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  9. Persistan Mural – Light Words Avatar

    […] Marsha’s Public Art Challenge Women In Art […]

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  10. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Hi Marsha, your post inspired me this week. 😀 😀
    https://ceenphotography.com/2022/03/29/ppac-41-statues-women/

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  11. PPAC # 41: Statues Women – Cee's Photo Challenges Avatar

    […] Here is my entry into Marsha’s, Always Write Blog, PPAC challenge. […]

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  12. PPAC22-Wk-41-0326-Wild-Man – WoollyMuses Avatar

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  13. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    wow it’s your birthday my friend.. Happy 10th birthday! great murals!! 💖💖💖👏👏👏🙏

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cindy!

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        Always Marsha! 💕

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  14. Woolly Muses Avatar

    Happy WP Birthday, Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Woolly! Ten years old and I still haven’t got scheduling all figured out, LOL!

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  15. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Apparently, I linked to the wrong PPAC, Marsha! This is such a neat collection of art about women–very cool. Prescott really has some great public art! https://secondwindleisure.com/2022/03/27/sunday-stills-an-urban-focus/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL! Is there a wrong thing to like? I never mind likes! I really like your urban focus. I haven’t started on my focus for Wednesday. I’m behind after this weekend.

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        Oh I would have liked it, but I linked twice, LOL! Hope you had a good weekend. It was 67 degrees here, people in shorts, short sleeves, neighbors outside. I visited two of them which took up the whole afternoon, which is exactly what I moved up here to do!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          How fun. Being neighborly is so much fun. We have some lovely neighbors, too. It was almost 70 here a couple of days ago. Today it is raining and about 50, I would guess.

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  16. OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com Avatar

    My kindergarten aged granddaughter is quite artistic. She is taking some art classes after school and this past week they drew ‘Liberty’ as in the statue. I cannot wait to see her drawing.

    Seeing the lovely pieces from Prescott reminds me that I really want to take a road trip to explore that little town. Thinking maybe we can combine it with a trip to Sedona before it gets too hot.

    I came across a very graceful female figure sculpted in metal in a park in Kentucky while visiting my mom. Will share it on Instagram with the #PPAC.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Let me know if you come to Prescott. We can have coffee. We have some unique restaurants with great food. 🙂

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    […] Ingrao from Always Write blog has an interesting […]

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  18. Lins Doodles Avatar
    Lins Doodles

    Great collection. “If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong” made me smile. Here’s mine
    https://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2022/03/26/dragon-heads/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Enjoyed your post so much!

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  19. Wind Kisses Avatar

    Beautiful choices. And I love and agree with Sarah’s quote and how you incorporated it here. Donna

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Donna. 🙂

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  20. Jim Borden Avatar

    happy 10th WP birthday. Sone great photos of women in all forms of art…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Jim. 🙂

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  21. How many women – Travel with Intent Avatar

    […] Posted as part of How Many series and PPAC […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Some great art work here, Debbie. 🙂

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  22. Debbie Smyth Avatar

    I felt I had to come back with something to fit with women theme, so here is a previous post I did on women sculptures: https://travelwithintent.com/2020/08/11/how-many-women/
    I hope you enjoy it
    Have a great weekend!

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  23. Debbie Smyth Avatar

    A great topic, Marsha.
    Here is my unrelated post: https://travelwithintent.com/2022/03/26/elementary/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love this one, too. 🙂

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  24. Natalie Avatar

    Happy 10th WP birthday, Marsha! I hope that your surgery went well and that you’re recovering nicely. Your public art collection this week is terrific. My favourites are the Prescott Granite Street Mural and the fountain sculpture in Scottsdale.

    Here’s my PPAC entry for this week – Public art on Woodbine Beach:
    https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/03/25/goodbye-winter-hello-spring-2022/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Natalie. I missed your crocuses the first time around. How lovely. I have not seen any here.

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  26. […] with #FOTD, #PPAC41, #SpringFestival2022, […]

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  27. eklastic Avatar

    What a great topic! And what a great collection!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Elke. That about exhausted my collection. I’m going to have to do some photo shoots before next March!

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      1. eklastic Avatar

        Sounds like a great idea, particularly in this weather!

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    […] Photographing Public Art Challenge […]

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  29. tgeriatrix Avatar

    Thank you so much for featuring my Italian Totem.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are more than welcome, Geriatrix. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awesome wall, Geriatrix!

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  30. Teresa Avatar

    First of all, thanks so much Marsha and Cee for featuring my post. Much appreciated…beautiful people!

    Great topic featuring women! Here is my entry for this week: https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2022/03/26/church-in-thornbury/

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  31. Church in Thornbury – My Camera & I Avatar

    […] For Photographing Public Art Challenge […]

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  32. Alison Avatar

    I hope your surgery went well and you are on the road to recovery Marsha. I pipped you to the post but can now add mine!
    http://travelswithali.com/2022/03/25/enamel-panels-st-katherines-dock-london/

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  33. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    Happy 10th WP birthday!
    I hope that your surgery went well and that your recovery is smooth and quick!

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  34. {Street Cred} Public Art Mural – Cath's Camera Avatar

    […] PPAC #41 and Monday Mural […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Beautiful. Have fun this week!

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  35. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Haha, that last photo with the quote is so cheeky. 😀 I hope it went well with your surgery! Happy 10 WordPress years! I’ll be having 8 next week. March is a great month to start blogging, it seems. To many more years!

    Here is second part of my stone sculptures from the Slovenian coast with a comfy bed (or is it):
    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2022/03/25/ppac-forma-viva-2/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Here’s to eight years and many more!

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

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