Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sculptures are EVERYWHERE!

This town is absolutely crazy about public art! And I find it especially nice that all of it is either whimsical, or sweet. Take the weather vane man above. It's a man; it's a plane; the propellers spin in the breeze as he swoops and pivots about.

A single propeller, (or is it a seedling?) flies along right beside him.

They inhabit a small lavender planted median on the street that I take to work.


A quarter of a block further down the street is this tribute to the joys of paper airplanes. Or at least that's what I think it is.

Right behind it is a beehive, with bees that are shaped like flying pigs.

Why flying bee pigs?

I have no idea.
But I do know they give a by passer a reason to chuckle in the morning!


That's a good enough reason anyway, don't you think?
(I drive to work with the sun rise shining in my eyes, and these sculputures look just amazing glistening with morning dew!)

6 comments:

Kathy said...

I love public art! Not too much in my town but we do have a fine collection of benches downtown that are created by different artists. I've enjoyed watching them multiply, and I enjoy their diversity.

Glad to hear your enjoying so many things about your new neighborhood.

Vicki said...

How neat! I really like that paper airplane (or whatever it is) sculpture.

Sara said...

You know what they say...when pigs fly....anything can happen!

Lovella said...

Ah .. .such a great city. . I feel like this town is so you .. as though you have actually come home to where you belong.

Islandsparrow said...

I love whimsy! The flying bee pigs make me smile too :)

Maureen said...

Very interesting art works. I like the flying bees or pigs.