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50 States of Public Art: The SPACES Sculpture Trail in Huntsville & Madison, Alabama

As you know, I’ve been doing Wordless Wednesdays for a few years now. Posting a photograph of something or other but not saying much about it has been a nice way to mark the middle of the week. But I’m bored … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Endangered Species Mural at Juana Briones Elementary School

One of the things I love about the public schools here in California is that the buildings are often covered with murals painted by the students. The following pictures are of portions of the Endangered Species Mural at Juana Briones … Continue reading

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(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday: Edgar Allan Poe

Once you start looking for it, public art really is everywhere. My husband passed this guy while strolling down Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts last week. This life-sized statue of Edgar Allan Poe was created by Stefanie Rocknak, and installed … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Jungle Jane by Fred Hunnicutt

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Wordless Wednesday: Mural in downtown Palo Alto, CA

Portion of the mural painted on the Printers Inc building on Birch Street in downtown Palo Alto, CA. The mural dates from the 1980s. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: High Heels for Going to Heaven

While traveling through San Francisco International Airport last December, The Ten-Year-Old and I stumbled across a giant shoe sculpture by Yayoi Kusama called High Heels for Going to Heaven. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Glass Pumpkin Patch at Stanford Shopping Center

Evening light really is hard for the iPhone camera, isn’t it? Related Links: Walker & Bowes Fall Pumpkin Patch (online store) More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles

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Hey, my book’s out!

We interrupt our move to California to let you know that the first installment in the Caterpickles Parenting Series is finally available. What’s That, Mom? uses the proven case-study format to help parents get their children outside and asking questions that … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Man Enters the Cosmos at the Adler Planetarium

Henry Moore’s sundial sculpture outside the Adler Planetarium, titled Man Enters the Cosmos, celebrates our nation’s space program. At the time the sculpture was created in 1980, NASA had already sent men to the moon and probes to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

Hope you spot something interesting while you’re out and about today. Related Links:  Giant deer, ‘Real Fake’ sculptures installed along Chicago Riverwalk (Curbed Chicago)  

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