#PPAC: Photographing Public Art Challenge #4

Marsha Ingrao from Always Write blog and Cee Neuner are co-hosting a new challenge that has started today. They will bring together two very different aspects of seeing the world. Marsha loves to tell stories about her photos. and Cee loves to let her photos tell the story. They will take turns every other week exploring art in public places.

A sculpture at the Saronsberg wine farm in the Tulbagh area.

The sculpture by artist Angus Taylor.  This well-liked icon of the farm embodies the concept of archetypal and matriarchal fertility goddesses. The goddess’s dress is fashioned from pebble stone, local to Tulbagh, for the whole region was once a riverbed, signifying the fertility of this wine land area. According to the artist, Angus Taylor, since the creation of this sculpture ‘From Earth From Water’, he has worked continuously in local natural stone, utilizing slate from the Marico bush veld, granite from Mpumalanga as well as granite from Rustenburg. For the artist honesty and integrity towards material in art, has now become very important to him.  The presence of the stone in the installation, allows the concepts of land and life to connect with water. 

What PPAC is all about.

Public art is which encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, Christmas lights, even buildings or bridges. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.

  • Seasonal Displays
  • Graffiti
  • Statues and Sculptures
  • Collections
  • Store Windows
  • Murals
  • Transportation
  • Car Shows
  • Artistic Construction (Bridge, benches and buildings)
  • Wall Art

19 thoughts on “#PPAC: Photographing Public Art Challenge #4

  1. What an interesting statue. The stone skirt is fabulous. I wonder how the artist did it. He or she might have piled up the stones or he might have had a form. Either way, how do they stay together, I wonder? And don’t you love the different materials the artist used together? Fabulous picture, Aletta. 🙂

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