Public Art

Public Art

What is Public Art?

“Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.”

Public art is usually site specific, the community is involved and uses collaboration with others. Public art may include any art which is exhibited in a public space in publicly accessible buildings, but not always.

Public Art isn’t new as monuments, memorials, religious and civic statuary are considered the oldest and most obvious form of officially sanctioned public art. Although architectural sculpture and even architecture itself fulfills the definition of public art, Public Art is usually installed in natural settings, and can include works such as sculpture, environmental earth works, or may be short-lived, such as a precarious rock balance, or an ephemeral instance of colored smoke.

Public Art Works:

Carry the Light; Public Art

“Carry The Light”

Dichroic film on Plexiglas panels suspended by stainless steel aircraft cable and fixtures. Installed in the Los Alamos Golf Course Community Building, Los Alamos, New Mexico.


“Reaching for the Stars”

35 ft. Painted steel with stainless steel sphere. Installed on the front lawn of the New Mexico Military Institute, next to the Alumni Memorial Chapel, Roswell, New Mexico.


bernalillo county, NM seal in fiberglass

“Bernalillo County Seal, IV”

Fiberglass Seal, 6 ft diameter. These last of four Bernalillo County Seals in the series are painted fiberglass.


“Bernalillo County Seal, I & II”

Bronze Seal, 6 ft diameter. These first two of four Bernalillo County Seals in the series are cast bronze.


“One Wind”

Painted Steel and Stone, 7 ft., located in Corrales, New Mexico