Last week someone I know was on a Paul Simon kick and was playing the song Kodachrome. Recently, I took this shot at Craig Park in Brea for a friend and client of her show dog, and I haven't been able to stop looking at it, because of the combination of the beautiful pose, perfect grooming, and the "nice bright colors"
Continuing on a theme, sort of. Not really a sculpture, but I love the way Brea has incorporated the old Down Town feel into it's down town area an tied it into the artistic theme that the city uses throughout its developments whether it be corporate, industrial, or residential.
One of the things I've noticed as I have been shooting the various sculpture around Brea is the difference between the works used in corporate or industrial spaces versus the family oriented pieces placed at the entries to residential areas. The city has done a good job of their coordination with artists and how the art is representative of the space it occupies.
Another photo of one of the sculptures you can find in Brea. This one is located on Imperial Highway at Placentia Blvd near a housing tract that was built about a decade ago. I always liked this sculpture from the moment I first saw it. However, it has taken on new meaning since my daughter fell in love with ballet. It reminds me now of one of her instructors showing her how do do her first positions when she was a couple years younger.
This week I'm continuing with what I think will be a series for a few more weeks (unless my creative attention span interrupts me with something I HAVE to post).
Here is a sculpture I have always liked. It's located about a half mile West of the Brea Mall on Birch (the "back side" of the mall where the Civic Center and post office are located), in front of a housing development. I always liked how the artist was able to make a solid medium seem so light and whimsical with this portrayal of a parent and child at play.
It also struck me that the poor child looks like they are achieving arm stretching g-forces that could catapult it into orbit if one slip of the hand were to occur!
One of the things I always liked about Brea is that the city has an ordinance that any major new construction project must include a sculpture. As a result, you can make an outing of going to all the major buildings and housing developments in the city to see some fantastic art from sculptors around the globe!
I cannot begin to understand what compelled me to take this photo. But I was standing there- ready to dive in, and was simply over whelmed by the gathering of it all. And nothing helps me focus better, than taking a photo. And right after I clicked, I noticed a lime green shirt on the top row, that was just waiting for me. Best part?
I was trying to go around a traffic accident on Birch Blvd in Brea, when I stumbled upon it. Like a mecca, where all things well designed and affordable live it stood there proud and shiny and NEW. So new, it wasn't even officially open yet. I entered from the underground parking lot and at the top of the escalator I drank in the joys of brand-newness; new carts, fully stocked shelves and that new Target store smell that can't be beat. As I left, dizzy from the joy of this retail experience, I saw it...... This curious red wall with a circle opening. And beyond it? More new carts just waiting to be called up the majors.