Importance of Public Art
Public art brings artists and their creative vision into the civic decision making process. In addition the aesthetic benefits of having works of art in public places, artists can make valuable contributions when they are included in the mix of planners, engineers, designers, elected officials, and community stakeholders who are involved in planning public spaces and amenities. Artists bring their own creative skill set to those conversations, which can also inspire creativity in others, ideally bringing the means of decisions and problem-solving to a more responsive and imaginative result. There is a public art continuum that appreciates the varied creative intentions and roles that artists may bring to a project.
However, artists inevitably bring personal and distinctive interpretations to each idea, site, social construct, and aesthetic potential. In this way, artists can be social and civic leaders, advocating through art for alternative perspectives that can challenge assumptions, beliefs, and community values. Above all people within the city and tourists visiting will be spellbound by creativity and beauty.
Public art is always welcome by the public as they are the audience and it is made for the people. My endeavour as an artist is to create a masterpiece with each and every artwork I do for the city.