My Photos of Public Art

As I travel around the southeastern United States, I like to view, enjoy, and photograph Public Art.

Wikipedia defines Public Art as:

Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. Public art is significant within the art world, amongst curators, commissioning bodies and practitioners of public art, to whom it signifies a working practice of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration. Public art may include any art which is exhibited in a public space including publicly accessible buildings, but often it is not that simple. Rather, the relationship between the content and audience, what the art is saying and to whom, is just as important if not more important than its physical location.

Here are a few of my photos of art in public places-

Art displayed in downtown Laurinburg, North Carolina
“Family Delights” by Christian Happle displayed in downtown Laurinburg, North Carolina

 

Miss Sue, by Chick Schwartz, Frank Offerle and Friends at Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key, Florida
Miss Sue, by Chick Schwartz, Frank Offerle and Friends at Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key, Florida

 

McMinnville Bookworm dedicated to Memory of Dr. Barun Mukherji, outside library in McMinnville, Tennessee.
McMinnville Bookworm dedicated to Memory of Dr. Barun Mukherji, outside library in McMinnville, Tennessee.

 

Miz Alligator sits on her bench outside Red Cloud Indian Arts Store, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Miz Alligator sits on her bench outside Red Cloud Indian Arts Store, St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

"Urban Art" by Kayleb Higgins, Horse Fever 2011 project statue outside Marion Theater, downtown Ocala, Florida.
“Urban Art” by Kayleb Higgins, Horse Fever 2011 project statue outside Marion Theater, downtown Ocala, Florida.

 

Inverness Cooters Sculpture
Inverness Cooters. Turtle Concrete Sculpture by T.J. Neils. T.J. Neil has been doing this for 30 years, and recently his son T.J. Neil Jr. has picked up the trade.

 

There are many more to see in the Statues, Wall Art section of my website at allenforrest.com.

I’d love it if you took a look!

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