Monday, August 17, 2020

Auburn #Art on Main

Recently I took a walk down Main Street in Auburn, Washington, to check out the current public art installations. Here are some of the delightful creations on display. Descriptions of the art were taken from the City of Auburn website.

Artist: Ann Danis
Title: Seahorse
Medium: Stainless steel body and armature with steel nose
Location: 10 East Main Street (#5)

This whimsical fork seahorse, created by Elizabeth Ann Danis, is one in a series of seahorses created in Studio B.  It represents the joy of nature and our responsibility to protect all the creatures of the earth,  but sea creatures in particular. We are all in this together.
Artist: Tom Benedict
Title: The Corkscrew Juniper
Medium: Rocky Mountain juniper wood
Location: B St. NE & B St. parking lot (#8)

Rocky Mountain Junipers  grow for hundreds of years in some of natures’ most inhospitable places. “The Corkscrew Juniper” celebrates the refined beauty, and tortured endurance of these amazing trees.

Artist: Cyrra Robinson
Title: Reflective Balance
Medium: Stainless steel
Location: 10 East Main St. (#4)

This sculpture is about reflecting upon our actions in order to bring balance to the universe, so that we may experience freedom. 

Artist: Chuck Fitzgerald
Title: Strawberry
Medium: Stainless steel and polyurea
Location: D St. NE & Main St. (#10)

Because the northwest is well known for its berry production I decided to create a "pop art" version of the strawberry on a fork.

Artist: Pat McVay
Title: Cow That Tried to Jump Over the Hamburger
Medium: Single block of salvaged cedar
Location: B St. NE & Main St. (#7)

Cows are vegetarians, as you know
And they really are built to mow!
They can’t get that high
Away up Into the sky
Dreaming of jumping if she could
But actually, she really did pretty good!

Although not part of the street sculpture display, I like the way this storefront supports the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. 

More photos of all the sidewalk sculptures, along with descriptions by the artists, can be found on the City of Auburn website: HERE

FYI: I've posted photos of Auburn's Main Street art before. Here are the links:
November, 2018
March, 2018
February, 2018 (These sculptures are permanent fixtures.)

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  1. Hello,

    I like the sculptures. I have a couple favorites, the Seahorse and the cow.
    The store front is pretty. Take care, have a great day!

  2. I enjoyed your street are finds Sandra. In our little village we have very little street art. I wish that we could have more but there seems little interest in doing so. And I am one those with no ability to create but just enjoy.

  3. I love public art - it makes the world a happier place. Great photos!

  4. I love street art like this. The Strawberry is my favourite!

  5. I love them all, especially The Strawberry...and The Seahorse is lovely, too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I always enjoy admiring beautiful art. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I think the fork and strawberry is my favorite. You make me want to see some art. It's been too long.

  8. What a wonderful art display and photography ~ my favorite is the seahorse ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. It's amazing to me that someone could look at a bunch of forks and think "seahorse!" I guess that's what separates me from these artists.

  10. It never ceases to amaze me what people can come up with. Unusual!

  11. The street fair looks like a fun day trip. The seahorse is beautiful, but I love the fork/knife and strawberry; so fun! Have a great week.

  12. These are great I love public art displays like this. The seahorse is magnificent.

  13. Whimsical art. The photos bring a smile.

  14. Wow I love the seahorse, that is gorgeous.

  15. They are all beautiful but that seahorse is especially amazing!

  16. stunning the art works....excellent.

  17. I like this serie of sculptures. It’s a wonderful street art. Thaks for your comments and explanations

  18. Dawson used to go to Sylvan right down from the Police Station. There was always super art posted on the corner. I think that's where the strawberry and knife is. Auburn is very big on the arts.

  19. Those are fun ...I enjoy outdoor art always and boy it really makes sense right now ... much more relaxing to enjoy an open-air “gallery!” .... my sister and BIL lived in Auburn for years ... now in Seattle.

  20. Very entertaining sculptures! The spiral Juniper reminded me of those I saw when I lived in the mountains of New Mexico.They seemed to twist around to greet the spring each year. Having raised our family in central Texas, I love seeing the bluebonnets.

  21. My favorite is the musical flower. I don't play music, so I'd have to make art with my music sheets too!

  22. I never used to enjoy outdoor art, well very little of it, but in more recent years, especially after travelling to different parts of Europe and Central/South America, I have acquired quite a liking for it. It's definitely a lot safer to view than art inside a gallery these days.

  23. Those are some cool finds.
    The sea horse looks amazing!!


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