Travel Theme: ART

Art can be interpreted in so many different ways, I’d love to see your take on the theme.

If you’d like to join in, create your own post between now and next Friday, title it “Travel theme: Art” and put a link to this page in your blog post to make it easy for others to find your post.  Don’t forget to check back in next Friday for a new travel theme.

Have you had a memorable encounter with art in some shape or form?

xxx Ailsa

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This weeks Travel Theme : ART is just what I was looking for to put the following photos with.

As I mentioned in my writing blog, I went out yesterday to see if I could get some photos of the snow on the hills here. It was very cloudy so I decided to go to the Main Street in my small town because they have recently put up  a tree with small glass fan tails. In the round about there is a copper sculpture of a fan tail bird.

The green and purple tree on the right is the one with the fan tails and the one on the left has autumn leaves on it.

( The photos were all taken by Scrapydo)

The Following was in  the Upper Hutt Leader  Wednesday June 27, 2012

Cheeky fantail flitters over us

A fantail-themed tree representing spring now brightens Main St, next to one with autumn leaves on the corner of Pine Ave.

Photo: RICK CLAPHAMFlittering fantails: Cheeky and cheerful.Flittering Fantails has been jointly funded by Experience Upper Hutt and Creative New Zealand and made by Upper Hutt artist Chris Wilson from Artrix Glass in Whakatiki St, creator of nearby Autumn Reflections erected several years ago.

They were to be the first of four with numbers three and four representing summer and winter planned for The Mall end of Main Street.

However, the final two seem unlikely, given the end of council funding for Experience Upper Hutt, although the organisation will continue as a lobby group, director Hellen Swales says.

The tree cost about $6500 with businesses providing discounted services.

The tree was assembled on Sunday, to toots and thumbs-up from passing motorists and pedestrians.

It was blessed at a 6.30am ceremony on Monday during brief rain which kaumatua Tamati Kaiwai said was a good sign. The fantail was a sign of mischief and cheekiness, he said.

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy cut a ribbon around the metal trunk.

The following is also a copper sculpture from a New Zealand Pigeon or Kereru. It also stands in a round about just before you enter Main Street in Upper Hutt.Photos taken by  Scrapydo

Real ART

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