Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday Art Review: El Paseo Public Art

For this week's edition of the Sunday Art Review, I decided to feature public art from the Palm Springs area. Yesterday I went to the world famous El Paseo shopping district in Palm Desert to take some photos. It was a beautiful day for shopping, strolling along the street, or to relax over a cup of coffee to enjoy the art. The El Paseo public art is located along the center median of the street; with new works rotating periodically. Each piece is set securely on a cement base and illuminated at night; providing a wonderful ambiance both in sunshine and by the light of the moon. Today I am featuring five works, next Sunday I will share the balance of the photos I took yesterday. I completely forgot to write down the titles of each piece and the artist name-for that I do apologize. So I numbered them for your reference. Above left is #1...

above left: #2, above right #3 probably my favorite of today's grouping

above left: #4, it's actually a man, and above right: #5
I hope you enjoyed this week's art as much as I did....which one do you like best? Go ahead, leave a comment, it's completely free and FUN too!
-Rick Rockhill

18 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I think I like #3 best this week.

jackie said...

number 2 is pretty, the curves and shape are so smooth.

eric1313 said...

You live in a most interesting city.

The art is fantastic! The best art in Detroit is the graffiti.

R.E.H. said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by.

I kind of like numero 4 the most I think.

Dana said...

I like #5 - Simple, yet strong!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i think i liked the man!

smiles, bee

Shari said...

I think I like #1. It's bold and has color. I like color, so sue me.

Hot Toddy said...

I really want to get down to Palm Springs someday. I have never been there! (Don't take away my gay card, please!)

C said...

I think I like #4 the best. I really like the way the lines curve and flow. I love that where you live, the city is infused with art. Love it!

Casdok said...

There is something about #3 but they are all interesting.

Seamus said...

I think it's important to have these public displays of art! These are wonderful! I miss the displays that were in and around the Seattle area - not so much of it here in rural Texas - except maybe some "yard art" - LOL!

zen wizard said...

I like #4 the best but it looks more like a woman to me.

Show's how much I know...

kenju said...

I like them all, but 2 and 3 are my favorites.

Rick, thanks for the visit. A kissing ball is a round ball of flowers, usually roses, carried by a flower girl at a wedding. It has a wrist strap of ribbon for carrying. I'll post a few photos of some in the next few days.

Marlupe said...

I like #5, very strong and solid looking. The curved part gives it a softness.

Travis said...

That's really cool. I've never been to Palm Springs.

Thanks for stopping by my place!

Anne said...

I like number 1 for the same reasons as above. Its quirky and fun looking.

Steven said...

Public art is always one of the best ingredients for enlivening up an area of town. Not only for its looks, but for bringing traffic in.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I would LOVE to know the Artists Names...!
Do go back and then Post them, please! Looks Wonderful, yruly!

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