Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Public Art in Decatur!


Last Saturday Catherine and I took a stroll around Decatur to visit some of our favorite spots (hello, Heliptrope, Eviva and neighbors!). We also made sure to stop by the mysterious bag art right next to Melrose on Ponce. After seeing it on Decatur Metro last week (great photos, Carl!), Cath and I decided we had to scurry over and see it for ourselves.

We have deduced that it is a baby elephant (though DM says "pup"). Our Decatur Dumbo is made of white plastic bags and gallops (do elephants gallop?) jauntily over a vent all day/night long. Recycled, public art! It doesn't get better!

* A note to readers not familiar with the AsianCajuns' "home"town, Decatur is located just 6 miles east of Atlanta. It's a small town that hugs a big city. We're very friendly.

Post Edit, 9:00pm Wednesday:
Meet the artist! Joel has done a bunch of other awesome public art installations- check them out on his blog here. He calls our elepup (good one Lady E!), Baby.

Also, for those of you who want to see Baby in action, check out Carl's video here.

Lastly, the outfit: hat, jacket and shoes by H&M, tee by alternative apparel, "wet" leggings are from Rockit.

LL

32 comments:

Lesley said...

Love your outfit! What were you wearing?!

fhen said...

love your jacket :)
this outfit is effortless stylish

Sal said...

Perhaps elephant pups are only native to Decatur ... OR maybe the trunk is a new addition!

Either way, that's a fantastically cool public art project.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

such a cute picture...i love how you're petting that lil guy like he's a real elephant!

greenjeans said...

I love finding little things like that around town.

'...a small town that hugs a big city...' what a nice way to put it! I'll admit all I know about Atlanta I learned from OutKast albums.

Lain said...

Hey that's my house!

I too like your outfit. The hat really brings it together.

Finally, we need more public art in Decatur! We should be a city of homes, schools, places of worship, and dope murals on previously blank walls.

febrina utami putri said...

wooo nice shoes. love it!!

oh lady e said...

Anytime I drove past the sign for 'Decatur' (I went to college in Greenville, SC, so trips to to the H Mart in Atlanta were often made), I always wondered if it is pronounced DECK-uh-ter, or De-KAY-ter.

I've heard both versions used in conversation. I've also witnessed a long, drawn-out argument about which pronunciation is correct.

Ah, random thoughts! Anyway, the elepup is very cute!

Couture Carrie said...

I lived in Decatur!!!

Love those leggings; you look fab, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Danz said...

Your outfit is gorgeous - I love it all! That bag elephant is so cool and cute.

Btw, thanks for entering the contest! I'll let you know if you're one of the finalists on March 18.

LaMimi said...

Haha, I thought it was an ice sculpture at first! Very cute! :)
xoxo
Mimi

lisa said...

Love the picture and the plastic elephant!

luxelife said...

awwww i love the idea! i wish i could see it move. videos next time?

proudly says, said...

how i envied you, your whole outfit is perfect for me, huney!
where did you get you leather pants?your shoes are nice too!

Asianmommy said...

How cute!

lauh-ren said...

I love your new banner, and your boots!

and i agree. it really doesn't get better than recycled, public art!

The Clothes Horse said...

Oh, that is sooo cool!

tanya said...

whoa, forget the elephant (okay, it's cute)--you look amazing!! I love this outfit :-)

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

You look great, I have never been to Decatur. I am planning to visit it soon.

Cammila said...

I don't know what's cuter, then artistically inspired elephant, or the adorable outfit with the ridiculously chic fedora! I guess now that I've typed that, it's clear that I do know what's cuter. But the elephant is still sweet! :D

bryna said...

another great post. i love your pictures! absolutely adore those boots!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. i linked you guys!

WendyB said...

Adorable photo.

Ike said...

How cool! I love recycled art!

I went to Decatur once, but I only saw the Indian part...it was balmy :)

muchlove said...

Oooh, that elepup is the coolest thing!

coco said...

This is such a cool photo. And I love your look, it is perfect.

JuliaFuentez said...

love your outfit:*

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May Nguyen said...

love the outfit!!!!!!!

MIRANDA'S said...

I am charmed with this look, the hat what mas.xoxo

issa said...

the liquid leggings look HOT on you L!!

Secretista said...

OMG. I LOVE ELEPHANTSSSSS!! AWEHADSFLSDJHADSLHFHS! It's so cute.

May Kasahara said...

such a great photo (and a killer outfit)