statue art Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest

Pondering Public Art

We’re driving along a country road on Saltspring Island & a curiosity catches my attention.

statue art Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

It’s a circle of tall figures standing in a field.
Sorta like Stonehenge…
but kinda like Easter Island, too…
Intriguing…
There’s no time to explore it closely, but I just have to smile & wonder what it’s all about.
My mind’s eye will go back there several times in the coming days.
I like it.

Entering the island’s town centre, more art grabs my attention.

statue art Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Such energy– frozen in a moment!
I wonder how long it took to gather enough driftwood …
and admire the artist’s skill for creating something so recognizable…
I smile…
but won’t wonder about it for long.

I like Saltspring’s vibe.

statue art Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

A few days later, we run across another sculpture.  This time it’s in Seattle.  I have to wonder, “Why?”
Yes, it’s recognizable…
but to what end?
I smile.
Laugh out loud.
Perhaps that’s the point.
I have to wonder about it, too – – but just a little bit.

Returning to Victoria’s inner harbour, right in the hubbub of the tourist area, we come across an artist’s avocado slices.

statue art Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Hmmmm.

Again, “Why?”

And furthermore,
I’ve never been able to poke much of anything into a hard avocado pit, so what’s this all about?
I’m just confused.  🙂

Public art is something I really enjoy running across.  It doesn’t always make sense to me.  But I’d rather it be there than not.
How about you?

PS – I with a little google magic, I think the circle of wooden folk on Saltspring Island is the art of Michael Dennis
… the popsicle in Seattle is the art of Catherine Mayer
… the concrete avocado in Victoria is the art of Twyla Rusnak &  Illarion Gallant

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