Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lafayette: Parc Sans Souci: A New Icon in Town

Lafayette public art, Parc Sans Souci, Louisiana. March 2015.



It was an immediate hit! I first saw it in March when it was pink and pristine, before a breast cancer awareness event.

Lafayette public art, Parc Sans Souci, Louisiana. March 2015.


The next time I visited, following the event, I saw that hundreds of people had inscribed it with testaments to loved ones alive and gone.

Lafayette public art, Parc Sans Souci, Louisiana. March 2015.

 The oversize letters, spelling L A F A _ E T T E, invited children to climb over their angles, and for folks to fill in as the missing Y. Genius design!

By May, the piece was painted blue.

Lafayette public art, Parc Sans Souci, Louisiana. May 2015.


The interplay between people and this sculpture - a joyful public art.  

Lafayette public art, Parc Sans Souci, Louisiana. May 2015.

An update: October 2015

Lafayette public art, Parc Sans Souci, Louisiana. October 2015.






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