PPAC #56: Publically Going in Circles

Usually, I highlight some activities in which I discovered public art during the week. This is throwback week for me. So I’m pulling together a theme – for me but feel free to copy it if it works. You can follow the idea of throwback but I hope you don’t find yourself going in circles all week, LOL. Enjoy your week. 🙂

LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS

Last week for PPAC #55, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public and street art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week.

IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #PPAC

  • There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPAC…

These early-bird participants (posted by Wednesday at noon) might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #56 Publically Going in Circles

Prescott Repurposed Parking Meter

While this might not be intended as public art, it begged me to take its picture. When I started to turn away, I thought I saw its eyes brimming with tears.

Melbourne Sculpture: The Great Petition

This is only the circular part of the sculpture that represented women’s suffrage in Victoria.  This sculpture, ‘Great Petition’ commemorates the scroll of 1891 in which suffragettes gained 30,000 signatures written on what was sometimes called the monster scroll. Voting rights were granted in 1908 and the ability to stand in Parliament started in 1923. Victoria was the last state in Australia in which women gained the right to vote.

In the United States, women did not have the right to vote until 1920.

Part of the “Great Petition”

Sedona Bike Rider

This young child is definitely going in circles on circles. I doubt that she ever got to his destination.

found in Tlaquepaque Shopping Center

Palm Desert Public Art

One of my history friends and I got carried away creating our own art from this public piece. Leslie’s personal peace symbol

Seeing Circles in Kauai

This picture was taken through a circular fence at the Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji.

Ongoing on Always Write

  • July Story Chat, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog. the Summary is coming next Tuesday.
  • WQW #27 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Agreeable Animal Amigos” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time.

Now it’s your turn.

I hope you are inspired to find your own unique art as you travel around with your camera this week, or rummage through your archives. Feel free to double dip and support your own favorite challenges along with PPAC.


99 responses to “PPAC #56: Publically Going in Circles”

  1. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Love the Sedona Bike Rider

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s a cute one. That shopping mall has regular statues that they change out. I miss them when they are gone. This one is one of my favorites. 🙂

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      1. philosophy through photography Avatar

        Wow!
        It’s interesting to know that the shopping mall regularly changes the statues.
        Thank you Marsha.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It’s a very artsy city and the mall is unlike any other-restaurants and art primarily.

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          1. Marsha Avatar

            It is super cool. Come to AZ, and I’ll show you around. 🙂

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          2. philosophy through photography Avatar

            Thank you Marsha.
            You are a wonderful host.
            Sure to land in AZ.😃😃

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          3. Marsha Avatar

            Thanks so much, Philo. 🙂

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          4. philosophy through photography Avatar

            You are welcome Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for joining this week, Woolly. I added your link to week 57.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous post, Ju-Lyn

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      WOW, What a post, Philo! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much for linking. You have a great lion in your post. I don’t see many that colorful. 🙂

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  10. Prior... Avatar

    So many different circles and parts of circles in art – enjoyed the variety,
    Marsha

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Yvette.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Beautiful red dragons, elephant and the vet’s dogs and cats.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Beautiful places, you’ve been. 🙂

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  12. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    Lovely selection, Marsha!
    You have highlighted on the the things I love about public art: the interaction with the piece – my favourite is your friend with the peace symbol!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Ju-Lyn. She’s fun. If I’ve already responded on my phone, you can delete my comment. I’ll see you soon on your blog. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Wouldn’t have missed these circles for the world. 🙂

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  14. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    Lovely selection Marsha!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Aletta. 🙂

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  15. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

    LOVE IT! My brain is now humming with “will it go round in circles, will it fly high like a bird up in the sky iiii” LOL

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Glad your brain is humming! Happy flying. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Perfect examples of public art.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Lovely statue. 🙂

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  18. Gift N. T. Avatar

    Love all the circles. The ones at the Zen temple in Kauai add interesting elements to the photos and I can totally relate to finding random things on the streets artistic!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Gift. It makes our lives so much more interesting as we are looking for specific items to photograph.

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  20. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    these are superb circle pictures Marsha. I so connect with the circle of life with is always a delight me with no beginning or end! 💖💖💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That sounds super complimentary and philosophical for four little pics of circles, my friend, LOL Many thanks!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Great shot, Liz. I like when people interact with sculptures and statues.

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  22. Marianne Avatar

    Loved seeing your gallery of circles from around the world. Loved the Melbourne sculpture, “The Great Petition.” And your friend turning a sculpture into a Peace symbol. So imaginative!

    https://anthropologist.wordpress.com/2022/07/22/photographing-public-art-challenge-ppac-56-circles/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Leslie is a very creative person, especially when movement is involved. The Great Petition was probably my favorite sculpture in Melbourne, and the city had so much art. But that one had some meat and importance attached to it. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for linking.

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  24. Lisa at Micro of the Macro Avatar

    I really like you circle images, Marsha! 🌞

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Lisa. 🙂 BTW, sorry you didn’t get the pictures I sent you. I have no idea what happened.

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      1. Lisa at Micro of the Macro Avatar

        It’s the fault of my phone – or my phone service. Please don’t worry about it! 🌞

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          The important thing is you got the pics. 🤗🤗🤗

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  25. bushboy Avatar

    Love them especially the sad re-purposed parking meter 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      His eyes must have filled up during the monsoon. No wonder he is so sad.

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  26. Teresa Avatar

    Wonderful circles Marsha.

    Not really with the theme but I have here some PPAC https://boomercoupletraveljournal.wordpress.com/2022/07/23/public-art-in-budapest/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You have an amazing assortment of public art in this post, Teresa. 🙂

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  28. Wind Kisses Avatar

    Great selection of circles. I love the Sedona cycler. And thank goodness for great friends who model for you.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Donna. I love that statue, too. Yes, Leslie is a joy. I had some of me in the circle, too, but she brings it to life. 🙂

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  29. restlessjo Avatar

    I never saw a donation station before. I thought it was a parking meter till I looked closer. How very sad!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I wonder how many people donate to it. I usually use other organizations to donate to, but I’m sure some people use it. I hope it helps. There is a great homeless problem in Arizona. It’s not too bad in Prescott, but Phoenix has a severe problem.

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      1. restlessjo Avatar

        Why the homeless situation, Marsha? Unemployment, poor wages, high rentals, drugs? We think of America as such an affluent country, but it obviously isn’t nirvana for everyone. I hate to see people living on the streets.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          All of those things contribute to the situation as well as mental health. I have several friends who work with homeless in Visalia through the Rescue Mission and on their own as well. Most people want to get out of the situation but it’s an ordeal getting state help. It’s super depressing. We are working with Vince’s sister to navigate the system. She would be homeless if not for us, four of us are helping her try to get the benefits she is qualified for. I can’t even imagine how depressing it would be to try to figure it out on their own- and that’s without the complications of drugs, alcohol, etc. it’s such a complicated problem.

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    2. fenlandphil Avatar

      Sad that we need these things but good that the need was seen and something is done to help.
      As a human race, we fall far short of what is required of us.

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        We do, indeed!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Lighter than air – floating over the bushes. Great perspective, G.

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  31. Lins Doodles Avatar
    Lins Doodles

    Some great circles. I particularly like the meter and the child on the bike.
    https://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2022/07/22/ppac56-harrogate/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Those are two of my favorites, too, Lin.

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  33. Toonsarah Avatar

    Another good idea, to focus on a certain shape in your search for public art (although from your introduction I expected more horses?) That’s something I may try in the future, but for this week I’m taking a leaf out of your book and doubling up with Thursday Trios! So all my examples are threesomes 🙂 I cheated a bit as one wasn’t free to view, but all the rest are. I hope you enjoy them and forgive that little ‘cheat’: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-art-comes-in-threes/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I think your trios are amazing. It allowed you to get such an eclectic collection. 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      LOL, you caught me. I use each post from the previous week as a template for the next week. I didn’t catch the horsey part, but I just went back to change it. I need a good editor!

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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        I’ve done a lot of copy-editing over the years but I still make mistakes in my own posts 🤣

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’ve never seen a single mistake in any of your posts. It’s a lot easy to see someone else’s mistakes. 😄

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          1. Toonsarah Avatar

            My husband sometimes spots them just after I’ve published, but I’ve also seen some in quite old posts from time to time!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            My husband does the same thing. Usually when I’m not even at my computer. LOL

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  34. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, Love your circles and the story behind each. In Canada, women’s right to vote began in the three prairie provinces in 1916. Here’s my entry for PPAC this week:
    https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/07/22/5-notable-lighthouses-in-newfoundland/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      These lighthouses look amazing, Natalie. I’m going back to have a second look when I get to my computer. 🤗🤗🤗

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Natalie, I couldn’t post my comment on your site, but I loved your post. The red and white lighthouse was the most unusual I’ve seen, and of course, the birds made me smile. Thanks for linking to PPAC. I will be by later today to check out your new post. 🙂

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  35. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    Hi Marsha, your commentary about the petition for women’s suffrage in Australia was very interesting. British women only got the right to vote in 1928.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It’s not that long ago really. My mom was born in 1926.

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      1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

        Not long ago at all.

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  36. Sofia Alves Avatar

    The Sedona bike rider is wonderful, the Great Petition beautiful but your friend wins today: I love that shot.
    Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2022/07/22/ppac-lisbon-12/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Sofia. She’s a clown and a real love.

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  39. Jodie Avatar
    Jodie

    I love how there is so much public art around for everyone to enjoy. We love the murals on the sides of buildings too…and laugh when they are usually the THC places, LOL
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  40. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I love your circles for this week. 😀 😀
    I just might have to see what I have 😀 😀

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