Lesley at Peregrinations, now a friend, I'm lucky to say), we began to see these sculptures appear all over the city.
sculpture that lived a few blocks from us in Vancouver, courtesy of the Vancouver Biennale, although it has sadly departed now. Like this one, "our" Vancouver sculpture had an opening large enough for admirers to walk inside. In fact, my post about it features me sitting on a bench-like indentation inside it.
And sure enough, we soon began to see posters proclaiming a Bordeaux exposition of the work of Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa
Whether you manage to get to Bordeaux or not, though, I'm curious: do you have any favourite public art in your own city? Or in a city near you? Have you ever traveled deliberately to see an installation of public art as, for example, featured in this Bordeaux exposition or perhaps one of the Biennale projects? I'm thinking primarily of contemporary public art, quite honestly, because I think it's important for us to add continually to the rich resources of older public art that we sometimes find easier to appreciate. But if you just can't get with the new stuff, what public art gets you excited? I'm really looking forward to your comments!
*For those of you who would like to know more about Jaume Plensa and his work, there's a great interview with him by Barbara Sansome in the online journal Digimag's September 2010 issue.