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
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
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.