Amanda Browder, Textile Art Public Installations, Brooklyn NY

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More images and quote can be found at “Yellowtrace” here:   http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/02/12/textile-installation-art-amanda-browder/

Says the author of this webpage of Browder’s work:

” I’d love to walk down the street and discover one of these assaults of colour. Can you imagine it? There would be a shriek of excitement followed by a case of instagram gone wild. (Don’t judge, I know I’m not the only one.) These joyful temporary works are the creation of American artist, Amanda Browder. What I adore about her work is the way she invites play, both in the creation of the work and the final execution.Besides garnering a sense of community spirit, these bold gestures are an event in themselves. They are much more than just an exercise in creating “community.” The cascading candy coloured fabrics create some seriously bold and sculptural gestures at oftentimes epic scales. They transform our understanding of the spaces they inhabit and create a new experience. They are not only a source of visual joy – visitors are free to run under, over and through. Basically, this artist is just an all round crowd pleaser.”

Hello Folks- here is an example of the discussion connecting community to art…the author suggests that these public works “create a sense of community”- Do you think public art does this? How so? Give examples of public art you enjoy or see regularly- share a picture or comment freely:)

Note: basic blog rules apply- be appropriate for a classroom setting even though this is a cyber extension of our class! 🙂