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PPAC #61: Public Art in Heat or Cold, Black and White, or Two Colors

As I try to look for public art that compliments other photo challenges, I found that I could do all three of Cee’s challenges. When I wrote the first words of the title, they sounded almost like wedding vows. It took will power not to add, “In sickness and in health.” But all my public art is healthy today except one – which died.

Sorry I’m late today. Nutter Butter is sick. You know how it is when you have a sick pet or child – life stops and revolves around them. Please send kind thoughts and prayers his way today.


Last week for PPAC #60, 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.


  • 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.


I struggle to comment on some sites. I just figured out with Sarah’s post that if I comment through WP Reader, I’m able to post my comment. In the post itself, the black Log In box covers the icons or anywhere you need to enter information and forbids you to enter anything.

My Choices for PPAC #61 Public Art in Black and White


To go with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, I found lots of hot and cold public art. For more hot art in color PPAC #47 featured public art in Palm Desert.

Celler Creekside restaurant in Meyer, AZ takes us to the past, displaying summer toys. The trunk qualifies this photo for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge, too. A bonus point for me. YAY!
Prescott Christmas season rings in cold, but the only snow on this date lit up the night. Aha, trunks, angels, and benches in this photo too. Cha-ching! Score! CMMC. I do love winning!
The tree lights in the background look almost like stars.
Maui Hawaii stays perpetually hot, a welcome respite from cold winters on the continent. If only I knew what the statue is on the bow of the boat. Does anyone know?

Art with an N in the middle of the word.


A handle on a rusty piece of art also at Cellar Creekside in Meyer, AZ. You can see the edge of the holy seat from last week’s PPAC #60 Reflections in Shady Art. You can also see the shadow of the handle.
antlers found at Cellar Creekside in Meyer, AZ

Art in Two Colors


Not pie in the sky but Car in the Sky in Williams, AZ. It’s a bit of a stretch for this BASICALLY two-color challenge with the white pole and chrome wheels. It’s a bit of a neck stretch to see it, too. 🙂
This dinosaur footprint led the way into the Mesa, AZ Museum of Natural History. Bigger dinosaur examples of public art are featured in PPAC #20 Dinosaurs Roaming the Streets of Mesa. I think he had three toes so he could qualify for Mama Cormier’s Thursday Trio Challenge.
This Chicago foot, which includes half men and women walking around like pedestrian signs in Queensland, AU, was featured in a Square Odds Challenge with his friends. This is a beautiful example of monochromatic two tones.
Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas atop the New York New York Casino. I couldn’t crop this to get out the concrete stand without distorting her. For more pictures of her and other female art check out PPAC #41 Women in Art.
From this angle, the Statue of Liberty looks like she might have just finished running a marathon.

Here Comes the Sun – Lens Artist Weekly Photo

The street sign of the Van Gough Art Exhibit in Scottsdale – great show, by the way. Now I think they have one for Monet as well.
A sunny August day in 2021, Acker Park Loo also featured in PPAC #11.
Winter reflection on the timeline of Prescott history in Courthouse Square. Featured in PPAC 38.

Other Challenges

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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.

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    • Thank you, Teresa. I am having the same trouble on some other posts. I found if I go through Reader, I can comment without a problem. I have sent an email to WP but haven’t gotten a response so far.

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  1. Wishing Nutter Butter a speedy recovery and interesting selection as always, Marsha. The Christmas illuminations look dreamy in black and white. I really like the glow around the snowflake-shaped lights.

    I don’t know what the sculpture in Hawaii is, but it somehow looks both traditional and futuristic to me… probably because the eyes remind me of motorcycle lights and overall, it looks like a vehicle in sci-fi fantasy.

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    • You are so cute. Of course, that’s not cheating. I’ll be over as soon as my computer lets me, but for now, I need to get moving. See you this afternoon on your blog. 🙂

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      • No hurry, it’s not going anywhere! Actually, that’s not strictly true as it disappeared altogether for a couple of hours this afternoon – maintenance work at Bluehost, apparently! Anyway it’s OK now and will be there whenever you have a minute – no rush 😀

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  2. Well done with all your tie ins. I particularly like the second shot of the statue of liberty. And the rusty feet, I like them, too (and the others as well, of course).
    Hope Nutterbutter is not seriously ill and on the mend soon.

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    • That’s ok, Robbie. Feel free to enjoy all the art that others around the world have shared. I love that you visit and comment. It’s an honor to have you. 🙂

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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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