Saturday, November 14, 2009

Play, Baby Play... Dance, Baby Dance

I just love civic art. The kind of beauty people create just for the general public's pleasure. The gorgeous murals, highway overpasses designed with patterned blocks, trashcans that look beautiful instead of utilitarian, a light pole with an extra twist... Beauty created for its own sake, and to improve the life of those who see it.

I spotted this beauty in St. Louis when we went for YoYo Ma. The picture is grainy, I know. I took it at nearly midnight from across the street. But, oh, doesn't she make you want to dance? And, can you hear the music?

12 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the unexpected art that shows up when you aren't looking. She is beautiful.

Sue

Roban said...

Your photo is beautiful.... the dancer is beautiful! How fun to come across something like this.

The most art I see on a regular basis is the graffiti on the sides of train cars. That's always fun to me!

Andrea said...

It is totally amazing. The artist is obviously very talented. Let's dance!

andrea

beth said...

anything makes me want to dance...and I love that photo !!!!

Tracy said...

Such a happy, magical imagine...BEAUTIFUL! :o) Thank you for sharing the fun with us, Relyn. Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

anna said...

I love the graininess of the photo! Beautiful art. : )

Jeanne said...

God loves it when we sing and dance
Love you
Jeanne

Christina said...

this photo is so glorious!
xo

Char said...

wonderful find for sure. and yes, i would love to dance like that

spread your wings said...

love it! i like the combination of the dancer and the tree branches and leaves - the leaves are dancing too. glad you shared this.

sallymandy said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing (and for your recent kind comments at my blog).

Dandy said...

I think I might have to go home and put on my pointe shoes.

There is so much of that around here.... I'll have to go photograph!

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