Originally from Ontario, I now live on Vancouver Island and find it a most amazing place to explore and photograph. I love the natural world, and thoroughly enjoy capturing the beauty of it. I like my photo art to be natural, honest and vibrant. You can find more of my work at my blog. At present I am selling framed prints, greeting cards and calendars. I am also available for commissioned work pertaining to outdoors, gardens and plant life.Will be a member of our local Garden Club 2016.
The past decade has seen significant increases in the range of opportunities for visual artists to work on commissions. On one hand this can be linked to developments in policy on public art but in the main it can be accredited to artists who have continued to challenge the traditional perception of commissioning and public art practice.
Public Art is generally considered to be an artwork in any medium that is designed for a public space, including the inside of a building that is accessible to the public.
The artwork can be permanent (sculpture), temporary (performance), community engaged (involving participation) or integrated into the built elements of a City, such as the electrical or water utility boxes. Cities and Municipalities are generally responsible for managing and maintaining public spaces, by establishing bylaws and policies for its use. Cities also maintain the architectural elements that are built into public spaces, such as the public squares, washrooms, shelters, benches and signage. Public Art can be integrated into any of these elements through an early stage design process where artists are brought into collaboration with city staff. Many cities around the world fund public art works through a Percent-For-Art program that integrates funding for artworks or artistic elements into major infrastructure projects, such as parks, public transit or other public facilities.
Public Art has a variety of purposes.