I love public art.
Art that is accessible to everyone at any time and in a different context than inside the gallery or museum really knocks my socks off. It exposes art to people who may otherwise never experience or contemplate it. It has the ability to use nature and space as a tool or material. And its often subtle while at the same time being unforgettable. Ronald van der Meijs makes installations that include everything I love about public art.
This is one half of a two-part installation. Heres a rather straightforward description from his website:
The installation 'Nature' is a site specific composition from 5000 chrome bicycle bells that are swaying in the wind of the polder in a natural way, as a reed. Causing them to call each other in a