It’s pretty standard now to have seemingly random and meaningless sculptures in city centres. I have stated before that I am not really a fan of these pieces of art, there may in fact be a meaning behind them but if I am able to recreate it, I’m just not that intrigued by it. 

Saying that, I do like how the skyline is bordered by this sculpture, located near the State Library of Queensland here in Brisbane.


What do you think of these, are you a lover or a hater? I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions.

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    1. I can see where you’re coming from, it’s better than no art I guess! However that’s why I like street art, as I find it more colourful and often quite impressive.

  1. I like public art: I like how it can influence how people interact in public spaces where normally we are cut off from each other. As to meaning … that’s a great puzzle. I like puzzles! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I like a puzzle, as long as it can be solved! If art has a good meaning, I appreciate it. And yes, it’s fascinating how we interact with art such as this one, I agree ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for commenting!

    1. Thanks for your opinion on it, I do love sculptures and here in Australia there was a great event called ‘Sculptures by the sea’ and lots of sculptures were dotted along the Sydney shoreline for a period of time. That sculpture garden sounds fascinating!

    1. The cost of some of these are astronomical, I would love to be in the room when the costs are being added up to see where the money is going!

      1. Yes! Iโ€™d rather see it go to infrastructure or solving some of the problems our cities have or hey- perhaps they could put that money into schools!

  2. My uni is acquired two cannons from a 19th century war and they stand as art in a grass park on campus. They do look cool (and have many kids eyeing them during midterms), and they also weirdly fit in. War cannons on a campus front lawn? Itโ€™s nothing unusual!
    What would you think of it?

    1. I find anything historical- be it cannons or warships or buildings- to be very fascinating. And at least I know straight away what they are, even if there isn’t a logical reason for them to be there (or is there?).
      I wouldn’t mind seeing them on campus at all!

      1. Yeah, and there are tons of old buildings on campus! (A healthy mix of stone and modern glass buildings, really.) The cool part is actually having classes inside them: they look so Victorian from the outside, but then you step inside and youโ€™re back in 2018… itโ€™s like travelling time!

      2. There is a lot of that in the UK too, my school was similar, really old on the outside but modern (ish) on the inside. I like that mix ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. They are something interesting to look at besides the buildings, vehicles, people, and billboards that usually permeates city scapes. Some sculptures will speak to me in someway. However, I must admit I have run across a few that had me wondering what the artist was trying to convey.

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