Category: Public Art

Public Art: Street Mural Style

That’s one of the principals of Gyva Grafika Studio in front of a work called “Domino.”  He’s not actually stepping on concrete tablets. It’s a mural created by the design team that re-faces abandoned or deteriorating buildings in Lithuania and other parts of Europe.

Live Action Sculpture: Ill-fated Love

This Muslim boy and Georgian girl play out the tragedy of their ill-fated love in live action in a 10-minute spectacle every night in the Georgian seaside town of Batumi.  Tamara Kvesitadze is the artist behind “Man and Woman,” 8-metre sculptures worked in metallic discs. The two move […]

Calder: Tapestries & Gouaches

One of the joys of living in Chicago was the city’s legendary public art, big sprawling pieces by Miro, Picasso, Henry Moore and especially Alexander Calder.  Coming upon Calder’s abstract Flamingo for the first time, bright against the stark buildings of Federal Plaza, was a memorable experience. But […]