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.