Sunday, August 12, 2012

Public Art in the Old North: Installations Four Through Nine (154)

In posts numbers 49, 101 and 153, I reported what seemed to me to be public art installations in the Old North.

These three have stimulated me to look further this last week. Without much effort, I think I have identified six more.

I do not know the names the artists may have given their creations and it is best that I not invent or impute such labels. Instead, let me provide only a picture of each and the address at which one can view it while standing on the public sidewalk.

I have tried to list them in the chronological order of their installation, earliest first. (Do we have a public arts gallery blossoming in the E-500s block?)

4. 515 G Street:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Old North Public Art Series # 3: The Mystery Statue (153)

This is the third installment in the Old North Public Art Series. The first two dealt with the Dynamic Bio-Machine Meld (#49, 6-5-11) and the The Faded Tomato With a Tattered Plaque (#101, 12-11-11).

I call this public art installment The Mystery Statue. I refer to it in this way because of its location rather than because of its character.

That is, the mystery is: Where is it in the Old North?

Were it concealed in a fenced back yard this would, of course, not be an interesting or challenging mystery.

But it is, in fact, right out in the open and perfectly easy to see from several locations on public sidewalks if one looks in its direction. The reason it is not already familiar to everyone is that even though it is “right there,” a person is unlikely to look in directions that place it in her or his line of sight.