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’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS

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.

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.

YOUR BLOG POST GOES HERE

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

CBWC

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.

CMMC

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

CFFC

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

Ongoing on Always Write

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.


97 responses to “PPAC #61: Public Art in Heat or Cold, Black and White, or Two Colors”

  1. Julie Avatar

    For some reason I thought the antlers were two birds kissing (or fighting) in mid-flight.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      How cute! I think I like your interpretation better.

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  3. Amy Avatar

    What a fabulous series, Marsha! Love the sunlight you captured. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for sharing, Julie. I hope you can find a great phone deal!

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  9. Teresa Avatar

    I don’t know if you’ll see this but I am having difficulty commenting on your blog. Anyway… love your posts …
    Regards, Teresa

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      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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  10. Gift N. T. Avatar

    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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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Great description. It would make a great hood ornament on any sci fi vehicle.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love this post!

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  12. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Interesting examples.
    Love the The tree lights in the background.
    Antlers are so crisp!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Philo. I processed the picture to make it clearer. I thought they looked clear in the original photo, but the processed photo is sharper.

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      1. philosophy through photography Avatar

        It’s come out so well.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thank you so much, Philo. 🙂

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  13. An Bui Avatar

    Very nice photo collection

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, An Bui.

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  14. Leyde Ryan Avatar
    Leyde Ryan

    I memo’d God your prayer request–He generally responds quickly💜🙂.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Nutter Butter is doing better today. He spent 5 hours in emergency yesterday and came home with four new medicines. He didn’t get any better after a visit to the regular vet. So I think God got your memo. I talked to him about NB, also. 🙂

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      1. Leyde Ryan Avatar
        Leyde Ryan

        Oh I’m so glad for the good report. Truly God cares about anything, everything that concerns us!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Yes, He does. 🙂

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          1. Leyde Ryan Avatar
            Leyde Ryan

            💖 FYI, I’m behind on your WQW prompts–still hoping to do “Mountains”…since I don’t think I can do the current one.

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            That’s fine. No worries. I’m sure everyone will love to see your mountain post.

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          3. Leyde Ryan Avatar
            Leyde Ryan

            😊

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  16. Book Club Mom Avatar

    Hi! I enjoyed these public art pictures, especially the one of the Statue of Liberty and your comment!

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    1. Alison Avatar

      Great gallery Marsha and completing so many challenges! Excellent

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        Thanks, Alison. I want to support as many as I can. I’m a slow blogger, though. 🙂

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        1. Alison Avatar

          That’s good Marsha, I should try and do that

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you, Book Club Mom. Do you participate in real life book clubs as well?

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  17. Toonsarah Avatar

    Wow, you’ve certainly packed this post with a variety of art! That giant snowflake works well in B&W, and I’m intrigued by the feet in Chicago :

    I’ve cheated just a tad this week as we had to pay for parking to see these, but they would have been free if we’d taken the bus! https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/radical-horizons-the-art-of-burning-man-at-chatsworth/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      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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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        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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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Ah, you have Blue Host. That may be the reason I can’t sign in to WordPress when commenting. I don’t have a WordPress.org account any longer.

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          1. Toonsarah Avatar

            That’s odd. The sign-in issue wasn’t down to Bluehost, it was a WordPress glitch. They’ve said it’s sorted now and other people have managed to comment OK so I’m not sure why you still can’t?

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I haven’t tried it today. Maybe next time I’ll be able to.

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  19. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    Yes to public art and more of it! I seriously need to learn how to do sliding images on WP!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It’s super simple, Donna. Choose Image Share as your block. Upload two images, and voilá, there you are.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Let me know if it works for you. 🙂

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  20. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    I hope your “little one” is on the mend soon. As you may recall, I’m a big fan of Black-and-white, and I love that Prescott Christmas photo.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, John. We’re at emergency right now, so we should know something soon. Glad you love the Christmas photo. 🤗🤗🤗

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks – he’s doing better. He spent 5 hours there getting the best of care.

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          1. photobyjohnbo Avatar

            Glad to hear he’s on the mend.

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  21. restlessjo Avatar

    I’m kind of cheating here, but ToonSarah gave me a nudge and I’m struggling for time too, but I know you like street art. No need to include me in next week’s round up. Hope Nutter Butter is thriving again.
    https://stillrestlessjo.com/2022/08/27/collected-a-few-more-electricity-boxes/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      As much as I like the bee, I love the colorful abstracts best. They are so cheerful. Our boxes are all ugly as are our trash cans. I’m on my phone and logging in is an ordeal, so I’ll comment when I get home. 💕💕

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      1. restlessjo Avatar

        No worries- just happy you’ve seen them. I have the same issues and have just arrived home now.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’m glad you got home safe and sound, my friend. Thanks again for sharing. Are you sure you don’t want a link?

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          1. restlessjo Avatar

            Yes, thanks hon. Any good news? 🤗💗

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            He’s doing better. He’s taking four new medications including one for pain, and some home-cooked meals. What could be better than that other than to be tucked into a velvet comfortor? LOL 🙂

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          3. restlessjo Avatar

            It’s a dog’s life! Certainly is at your place… Happy to hear it.

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Yes, indeed. Dog and cat! Nutter Butter is a cat, but he thinks he’s part dog. He just can’t bark.

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  22. Sofia Alves Avatar

    Amazing you managed to cover so many challenges, the Here comes the Sun my favourites!
    Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/ppac-lisbon-15/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for linking, Sylvia! 🙂

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  24. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    Love the B&Ws! Also those antlers – they remind me of a rustic angel wing sculpture!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      What an interesting comparison, Ju-Lyn. They do look a bit like wings. Beautiful ones, at that. 🙂

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  25. eklastic Avatar

    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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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Elke. He has another appointment on Tuesday and some more new special food that arrived today. I’m headed over to see your Wooden Balconies. 🙂

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  27. bushboy Avatar

    What a fabulous collection for so many prompts Marsha 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, BB. The hardest part is coming up with a title that fits everything! 🙂

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  28. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Your pics are fab Marsha. Love the boat contrasts and the sun but I sure hope Nutter Butter is okay. it’s not like cats to be sick. Sending healing💖💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      He has a sensitive stomach. Maybe allergies.

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  29. Mama Cormier Avatar

    I like the two angles of the Statue of Liberty. I think I will post part 4 of the 30th Street Underpass Mural. Thanks for hosting PPAC.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you. It’s always amazing to see such talented works of art out in the open for everyone to enjoy. Whatever else is wrong in the world, we have the peace in most places to be able to enjoy and create these works of art.

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      1. Mama Cormier Avatar

        Well said Marsha.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          This challenge has opened my eyes to how much we take for granted.

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  30. cognacproject Avatar

    Great pics 🙂 I especially love the antlers 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Glad you like them. 🙂 They like you, too. See, they are smiling at you.

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  32. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    You have such lovely public art, Marsha. I can’t join in because nearly all the art you see here in SA is private art.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      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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  33. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, I enjoyed your images. The image compare of the boat is fantastic. I have urban wildlife murals for PPAC this week:
    https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/08/26/loving-life-in-august-2022/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      What a beautiful post. Your flowers are amazing, too.

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  35. Jodie Avatar
    Jodie

    LOVE all the photos. You really know how to bring out the best in your shots!!
    Sending love to Nutter Butter,
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much Jodie. That’s high praise from someone who is married to a photographer. Can’t wait to see you next month. I talked to Ingrid and she will try to join us at our next event. 🙂

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      1. Jodie Avatar
        Jodie

        You may laugh but my husband is a masterpiece AND a work in progress (like us all, I think). We learn something new almost every time we are out taking photos.
        We are looking forward to our meet up!!
        XOOX

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I am too! 🙂

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  36. Jacqui Murray Avatar

    What a lot of time to create these! I enjoyed your images.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It does take a lot of time, but it’s a great hobby. Not nearly as time consuming as writing books, my friend. 🙂

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  37. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I really like your black and white snowflake 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee.

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