PUBLIC ART. I LOVE IT!

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You have more info on this piece ?

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https://collabcubed.com/2012/03/19/rob-mulholland-vestige-installation/

https://robmulholland.org/public-art-projects/vestige-mirrored-figure-sculptures-scotland/

It's on the route of my weekly walk at David Marshall Lodge in the Trossachs Scotland.
The artist is Rob Mulholland (lives next door to me), the website will give you links to a whole lot of his other work.
 

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I actually love to see the tags on train cars! Most of the time its tastefully done and non-offensive, which I really appreciate about the artists. Certainly beats the drab colors that they're normally painted. A lot of it is actually comical, and it sure helps pass the time when stopped at a train stop, waiting for the train to pass! There are some really talented graffitti artists out there. ;)

Check out Style Wars - great doc of NYC graffiti and hiphop scene.

 

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https://collabcubed.com/2012/03/19/rob-mulholland-vestige-installation/

https://robmulholland.org/public-art-projects/vestige-mirrored-figure-sculptures-scotland/

It's on the route of my weekly walk at David Marshall Lodge in the Trossachs Scotland.
The artist is Rob Mulholland (lives next door to me), the website will give you links to a whole lot of his other work.
Thanks. I was wondering what they were made of, looked like glass.
Stainless steel ...
 

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It is inspired by sleepers, but I'd think this would be made in a more permanent media, like metal or concrete.

Edit: they really are sculpted into the wood.

In a similar fashion to his piece 'Iron Road' in the Forest of Dean, this is a section of railway track with various items carved into the sleepers. Smith provided an evocative description of the sculpture:
Yes, carved out of jarrah wood sleepers (ties). It's a pretty hard wood and very long lasting.

Here's a very young Keir at work.
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A couple of favourites from the Tremenheere sculpture collection near Penzance in Cornwall.

Penny Saunders' Restless Temple



And James Turrell's Sky Space: a large very plain white semi-subterranean room with an oval aperture open to the sky in the roof. Perfect cloud watching space

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And Anthony Gormley's Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool


My favourite place for kite flying

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I don't like having "art" inflicted on me, as in the case of graffiti. Sort of like the kid in the beat-up ancient Hyundai rattling everybody else's windows with his low-frequency "art."

PS: Get off my lawn, you kids!

I feel this way about most of the architecture people are building lately in my town, and about the horrible auto designs the public litters the roads with. Even if I didn't like graffitti (I do), it wouldn't inflict anywhere near as much on me as the generic trash building that was just erected over my backyard, replacing my skyline with walls and windows.

I don't think the artless people have any more right to inflict bare drab walls on me, than artists have to paint them.
 

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I actually love to see the tags on train cars! Most of the time its tastefully done and non-offensive, which I really appreciate about the artists. Certainly beats the drab colors that they're normally painted. A lot of it is actually comical, and it sure helps pass the time when stopped at a train stop, waiting for the train to pass! There are some really talented graffitti artists out there. ;)

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There is a new documentary on Showtime or something about rail graffiti and the guys that write it. I really enjoyed it.
 

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I actually love to see the tags on train cars! Most of the time its tastefully done and non-offensive, which I really appreciate about the artists. Certainly beats the drab colors that they're normally painted. A lot of it is actually comical, and it sure helps pass the time when stopped at a train stop, waiting for the train to pass! There are some really talented graffitti artists out there. ;)

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There is a new documentary on Showtime or something about rail graffiti and the guys that write it. I really enjoyed it.


I love watching rail cars. Big rectangular canvases traveling the continent picking up and showing work. What better thing could there be to paint?
 




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