Written by Lynn Rees-Jones
Have you ever been walking or driving, on a path you travel often or a new route that took you to an unfamiliar destination, and stumbled upon a vibrant mural or a captivating sculpture that caused you to stop in your tracks?
Not only does public art provide a visual exclamation mark, it also offers a looking glass into a community and reflects a place and time. A community rich with public art conveys a vitality that adds economic value and projects a unique sense of place.
The societal circumstances of a global pandemic have nudged (okay, maybe pushed) people towards outdoor art during this time of social distancing and health concerns, and those same circumstances have sometimes altered the cultural context of public art.
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