This week's blog was written by polymer clay artist Laurel Swetnam of Sequels.
Public art is a different kettle of fish, belonging to no one, but enjoyed by everyone. When the sides of buildings become canvases or when old bikes become the framework for a wild collage of hubcaps and license plates, you just have to stop and let yourself enjoy the whimsy. Artistic Portland has its own little public art piece. Helen Hughart’s vibrant knitted piece in the middle of Artistic Portland’s store deservedly attracts attention as it brightens our interior and, we hope, entices pedestrians to check us out.
Hurray for street art! Let’s appreciate it and maybe make a little ourselves.