In my work life, I have traveled and lived all over the country. One of the things I have noticed is that we can never know where we might find some piece of artistry. For example, I spent a couple of months in the summer of 1997 in Anchorage, AK. While I was up there, I noticed this piece of sculpture in the pictures to the right and below.
If I remember correctly, I think I even drove by this piece most days on the way into the office. One day I finally had my camera with me and stopped and took these two pictures. I am not real sure why other than I just found it an interesting piece.
Another example of being intrigued by a piece of art is this picture of a Man With a Briefcase by John Seward Johnson II. I spent most of 2000 officially living in Manchester, CT but commuting into Manhattan each Monday and home on Friday via Amtrak. During the week, I lived in a furnished studio in Battery Park City. I often had to go to offices down by the South Street Seaport so would go up through the financial district. Each day, I would pass this little park where the Man With the Briefcase sat. You might have heard of the park. When I was working in Manhattan it was called Liberty Plaza Park. You might be more familiar with the park as it is known today – Zuccotti Park. Yes, the home of Occupy Wall Street.
There are other pieces of art sprinkled around in many cities across the country. Sometimes sculptures, sometimes paintings, and sometimes the architecture of the buildings. It can be quite entertaining to see all of these as you travel around the US and even more so when you travel around the world.
And because I can: