Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) # 12: Gardens & Art

Self is waaaaay behind but she’s still manfully posting. Someday she will catch up.

For this PPAC Challenge, self wanted to focus on outdoor art.

Stanford campus is full of outdoor art, but this one, in a grove of oak trees near the entrance to the Anderson Collection, really spoke to her.

Reaching Toward Warmer Suns by Kiyan Williams

This one’s just outside the de Young Museum café, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She doesn’t know who the artists are. An interview with the designer of the sculpture garden talks about the concept of the design, but not the individual artists whose works are pictured, which is a crying shame.

Finally, a little garden shed in a very wee garden store in Woodside. Self will just keep the name of the store to herself for now, but it’s been featured in Architectural Digest, and ever since then, it’s been impossible to find parking, unless you go right at store opening.


  1. Marsha said,

    November 13, 2021 at 4:18 am

    The statues look like they are wearing sacks for racing. Very interesting artwork! It’s easy to see why the garden store would be popular. I’m sure there are lots of great ideas! There’s nothing more fun than walking around a garden store.

    • November 13, 2021 at 4:39 am

      I love that garden store. Definitely, gardens are my happy place.

      • Marsha said,

        November 14, 2021 at 1:50 am

        I can see why. This is so much fun! 🙂

      • November 14, 2021 at 4:27 am

        Yes. I am in love also with whoever makes those twiggy trellises. I bought one, years ago. There’s a bigger one in this picture, made of white branches.

      • Marsha said,

        November 14, 2021 at 9:48 pm

        Very nice. I haven’t seen one here, but I’m not in the market where we live now to landscape. 🙂 In CA we went in for rustic and rusty metal.

      • November 14, 2021 at 11:22 pm

        Rustic and rusty metal is nice!

  2. Cee Neuner said,

    November 13, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    I agree gardens are my happy place a well. 😀 Great photos for the week. 😀

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