Saturday, June 24, 2006

Mirrored beacon

A number of lighthouse sculptures grace the streets of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in a public art project called Beacons Around the Bay. Local artists, sponsored by local businesses, were free to reinterpret the lighthouses as far as their creativity allowed. These sculptures will be auctioned in September to benefit local charities and non-profit organizations.

This mirrored beacon is located on a shady street corner. Up until this year, the community art project featured decorated fiberglas sturgeons, the city's namesake.

Chicago and New York had their cows. Chicago also had sofas. Rockland, Maine features lobsters. Do you know of similar types of art projects elsewhere? Let me know.

Shot at 1/1000 at f2.8 on ISO 100 film with a 135mm lens, 81b filter. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Phil W said...

Beautiful. You have a great photo blog.