Tuesday, April 9, 2013

West Hollywood's park welcomes The Temple of Folly...

There's something spooky happening in West Hollywood's park and it's not even Halloween yet.

Temple of Folly sculptural exhibit by Liz Craft
Liz Craft Temple of Folly bronze sculpture
Liz Craft's Temple of Folly bronze sculptures have arrived to make a spectacle in the pretty new park space and it's certainly an eye-full, pardon the pun.
Temple of Folly sculpture West Hollywood
Temple of Folly sculpture eye
Temple of Folly wigwam sculpture West Hollywood
The main one-eyed wigwam piece really is a looker and really catches your attention as you pass by along San Vicente Boulevard, opposite the colourful Pacific Design Center.
Temple of Folly sculpture Liz Craft
Temple of Folly sculpture
Temple of Folly sculptures West Hollywood Park
The quirky wigwam is not the only sculpture in this exhibit as you'll also find a collection of smaller bronze pieces from the same artist nestled amongst the plants and shrubs nearby.
West Hollywood Park Temple of Folly sculptures
Temple of Folly sculpture
Liz Craft Temple of Folly sculptures
Regular visitors will know I'm a big fan of public outdoor art, especially sculptures with a bit of whimsy to them, but there's something about these other fun creations that remind me of Hanna-Barbera's Captain Caveman, rather than ghosts of aliens.

Modern art or Captain Caveman?
Liz Craft Temple of Folly sculpture
Liz Craft Temple of Folly sculpture
Liz Craft Temple of Folly sculpture
Temple of Folly sculpture
We have the people at West Hollywood's Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission and LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) to thank for these latest unusual contemporary art additions to the neighbourhood landscape.
Quirky Temple of Folly sculpture
Temple of Folly flattened sculpture
Temple of Folly ghost sculpture
Do you think these sculptures are money well spent? Personally I love how there's always something going on in West Hollywood and that the outdoor art is constantly changing.

If you like these, be sure to check these other WEHO outdoor sculptures from the Frostig Collection along Santa Monica Boulevard and these Route 66 neon light installations adding some local visual relief and interest to the area.
Temple of Folly sculpture West Hollywood
I have to say I love the wigwam and hope it sticks around for a while to make everyone smile...

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