The dialogue on public art and public space has almost no American art critics. We need some.

Public space is addressed in the socio-political critique of modern culture or in the propaganda of the smart growth, new urbanism and/or green sustainability. And 30 years after the invention of public art, the artists and administrators of the genre are afraid to establish criteria beyond acceptance or tolerance. To have critics of these art forms, new verbal and visual images must flow everyday. With consistent writing to focus thoughts, empathy and make-believe, aesthetic grounds emerge. The human pleasures of public art and public space deepen.

Glenn Weiss
Aesthetic Grounds, a blog about public and private art

This is Weiss’ purpose statement for an excellent blog. Today’s post explores contemporary explorations in perspective a la Julian Beever, the sidewalk guy, Felice Varini and Georges Rousse.