The 09/18/13 Joy Jar

18 Sep

Seattle has a lot of PUBLIC ART, just go to Seattle Outdoor Art:

There is some terrific art displayed outdoors in Seattle. This website is meant to encourage others to visit and enjoy the great art out there. It is public and it’s free! These pieces adorn our neighborhoods, parks, commercial centers and public buildings bravely surviving the capricious climate of our fair city. We have discovered them while walking, jogging, biking, and otherwise having fun exploring the city (we also drive to many sites).

Seattle Outdoor Art is building a catalogue of outdoor works consisting of a photograph accompanied by the title, artist, date, media, and location of each piece. The pictures are only able to give a glimpse of these fine works and should not be substituted for a personal visit and the enjoyment of the art in its setting.

We can thank many fine artists for all these great pieces which come in a variety of forms and media and are scattered all over the city. Discovering, compiling and sharing Seattle Outdoor Art is a most enjoyable hobby for us. It is our hope that the art will gain some additional devotees among Seattle’s residents and visitors.

Currently there are (410) art pieces online. We try to add to this daily so please come back often and check for new artwork. The artworks are copyrighted to the artists.

This month’s favorite is one of moi’s favorites:

Title: Urban Garden
Artist: Ginny Ruffner
Location: Union street exit off of South bound I-5 between the WA State Convention Center and Act Theatre.
Medium: Steel
Descr: A 27 foot piece of art depicting a giant flower pot with a daisy, tulip, bluebells and a red watering can. Watering can spills water and the flowers open and close.

Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is public art.

Just as the development of earth art and installation art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries, the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings.
Sol LeWitt

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
James Whistler

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

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