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PPAC #41: Women in Public Art

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.



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 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.


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.

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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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  1. 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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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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