Monday, January 19, 2009

Public Public-Art

Mars and I have amused ourselves for years photographing the outdoor sculptures and decorations of Santa Fe, New Mexico -- some of it official "public" art, some not even officially art.

Many, like Frank Howell's shamans, are permanently installed but change their perspective based on the changing light and season.

Other more ephemeral objects only appear when the angle of the sun and the eye of the photographer coalesce to make them visible.

Some require us to look up to see more.

While others are below our normal line of sight and ask us to see less.

But all of them require audience participation -- some more than others.

Pink-pawed panther bust
Unsung costumer long gone --

Hands-on public art.

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