Public art is an art form which expresses community values, enhances our environment, transforms the landscape, heighten our awareness, depicts life, celebrates history , question our assumptions and mainly elicits attention of the community . Placed in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are. Its size can be huge or small. It can tower fifty feet high or call attention to the paving beneath your feet. Its shape can be abstract or realistic (or both), and it may be cast, carved, built, assembled, or painted. It can be site-specific or stand in contrast to its surroundings.
The well known examples of public art which are Hand bird statue at Narsimaraju square the ‘Applied DNA’ (Bangalore helix),On MG Road by Yussuf Arrakal. The Hand bird statute celebrates the spirit of freedom while the applied DNA Statue sponsored by M/s. Biocon is a stainless steel work on the double helix structure of the Human DNA. World wide some brilliant works are the Atomium and Manneken Pis statute in Brussels, Trevi fountain in Italy.
Recently The Arcelor Mittal Orbit (often referred to as the Orbit Tower or simply just the Orbit) which is a 114.5-metre-tall (376 ft) sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. This work is done by an Indian artist Mr.Anish Kapoor. It is Britain’s largest piece of public art, and is intended to be a permanent lasting legacy of London’s hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Para Olympic Games. Sited between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms.
We in Citrus Ventures are commissioning a public art sculpture by Mr.Sudesh Mahan at Belmont.