Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lawn Ornament

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Public art in a front yard along Main Street (US Route 7).

There's a continuing series of new posts this week at The WPII Blog, pictures from a health care reform rally in Hartford, CT.


Markus Spring said...

Looks good - both the structure and the photo. Do you now in the U.S. a concept like "percentage for art"? Here in Germany for public buildings a certain amount has to be set aside for artwork.

Don and Sher said...

I guess when my White Birch tree ended up like that after a storm, I should have looked at it as "art" instead of firewood.

Carl Weese said...

Markus, yes, we do have that here. It depends on the state, but large public projects often mandate a percentage to be spent on commissioning artwork, most frequently sculpture because of the scale required.

Carl Weese said...

Don and Sher,

You got me curious, so I pulled out the archive drive and looked at the original take. Another view includes the curator sign and it's just barely legible at 100% view. It says,

Ann Jon
Arch IV
wood, steel, pigment, $5,000.