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using public art
Art in the public domain in a way belongs to the the public itself and is accessible to people sharing the same space. These works of art, usually sculptures, are made to be observed and seen according to one's personal frame of reference. They can be touched and sensed in different ways. Depending on the sculptor's intentions, in accordance with the plans put forth by the municipality, these works can have secondary functions, ranging from artifacts that appeal to the senses, like fountains, to objects on and in which one can sit or hangout. Whole environments can be created with a sculptural approach. Whatever the result, such any object in the public space needs to have extra physical qualities that will withstand the forces of nature, like acid rain and birddroppings, as well as interaction with people. Since 1968 I have been making sculpture as well as environmental works in the public domain and everything that can happen has happened, so I learned quite soon that a sculpture must be made to withstand the test of time, while preserving its power of expression.