Another idea for whimsical sculpture for the Riverwalk Arts Quarter

Malecon sculpture Back in the fall of 2008, I blogged some photos of the whimsical bronze sculptures on the Malecón, the oceanside boardwalk in the center of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

I was amazed at the scupltures’ ability to engage people for play and photos.

Toby the Tortoise sculpture at the Como Zoo Toby the Tortoise sculpture at the Como Zoo Toby the Tortoise sculpture at the Como Zoo Toby the Tortoise sculpture at the Como Zoo 
While at the Como Zoo and Conservatory yesterday, Robbie and I noticed the how the bronze sculpture of Toby the Tortoise on the Zoo Donor Plaza did the same. It was more entertaining watching people interact with the sculpture than it was watching the animals at the zoo which were mostly still inside and mostly napping.

Sheldahl anniversary fountain on Bridge Square Sheldahl anniversary fountain on Bridge Square
Ray Jacobson’s Sheldahl anniversary fountain on Bridge Square brings out the playfulness in people, especially kids.  ‘Twould be cool to have more sculptures along Riverwalk that did this.

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