Don't you just love that first shot of that adorable puppy in the 'Santa' outfit? It seems to like it-the owner says she gets cold easily which makes getting her 'dressed up' in the winter a lot of fun. And, as you can see, she is a sun-worshipper too.
The following shots are from a ribbon cutting we had here in our city today for a new piece of public art (I am on the Arts Commission and was also on the local selection committee for this piece which was funded through the New Mexico Art In Public Places-AIPP-program). The site for the art was a reflecting pool that was never used as a reflecting pool. After it was built, the city felt that having a water feature when water is at a premium seemed too frivolous.
The name of this art piece is called "Sun Mask" and artist, Don Redman was selected and commissioned to create this piece. It is made out of Corten Steel. Corten steel is a wonderful material for public art pieces for many reasons. For one, graffiti won't stick to it. It is durable and affordable. And, it requires very little maintenance.
I have to say that when the selection committee was unanimous about this work for the site, I was very excited since I also knew that it would cast wonderful shadows on the tile glass surface. And, it does. And, it changes throughout the day. All quite wonderful.
In two more days, it will be officially winter. Sigh. It sounds so much better to say, "Happy Winter's Solstice Day" though. Have a Happy Winter's Solstice, may your Holidays be Blessed and a Joyful Christmas to you all!
Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!