This week the Public Art Challenge is hosted by Marsha – I should have been posting this yesterday but I’m playing catch-up. Still, hopefully I’ll be back on my Monday schedule for next week šŸ™‚

Lets start with a piece of mystery art – I found this posted on a bridge close to home…

…Made of 25 individual sheets of A4 paper forming a mosaic of an image of people shouting, or screaming maybe? Who it’s by or the why behind it, I have no idea but it makes a change from the usual grafitti šŸ™‚

A more official art piece in the form of the Middlesex County crest which once adorned the brickwork in the centre of the bridge before the North Circular Road was widened…

…Now it is mounted at one end of the concrete wall and the one from the other side of the road is fitted to the opposite end of the wall (The path on the other side disappeared as part of the road widening). It should be natural bronze but grafitti lends it some colour.

I showed one of Sean Henry’s works a couple of weeks back and promised I would show another one. Simply titled Seated Man, 2011…

…Human interaction gives some scale to the figure.

Here’s another seated man…

…A sculpture of ‘Spike’ Milligan – Actor, Comedian and Author (and probably a lot more besides!). Crafted by local sculptor John Somerville and installed in the gardens of Stephens House by The Finchley Society. The work is titled ‘A Conversation with Spike’ – you are encouraged to “Take a seat for a quiet chat with our local comic genius.”

Running very late with everything after a busy few days. Meant to post my entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge last Friday!

Here we go with Brown Bag and Shoes…

…Commuters waiting on Kentish Town station.

Khaki uniform…

…Wikipedia assures me it’s brown with a tinge of yellow šŸ˜‰

And finally we have wood…

…Stained with varnish and age šŸ™‚

Once again it’s time to share my desktop for Clare’s challenge. It’s another virtual world shot that greets me each morning with pleasant memories of a drive down the E55 along the Adriatic coast of Italy…

You can see from the roadsigns that we’re passing Ancona, where the autostrada moves inland to avoid the city. I’m driving Azyet, a DAF XF105, and we’re hauling a load of Vinegar from Graz in Austria down to Pescara. The clouds suggest that there may be rain later but we reached our destination with the sun still shining šŸ™‚