The Convict

I thought I might start playing along with the new Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) that is being curated in alternate weeks by Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao. As usual, I’ve turned up late, so this is Week 2.

The idea is to post an image of any example of public art, which is defined as any art form (buildings, statues, graffiti, paintings etc) that is plainly visible from a public place. There’s certainly never going to be a shortage of potential subjects.

My initial contribution is ‘The Convict’. This carving in sandstone can be found in the oldest part of Sydney, around Circular Quay. It’s one of a series portraying historical characters. The ‘real’ shackles certainly bring it to life. I suppose you could say that they are quite arresting.

PPAC 25 June 2021

2 Comments on “The Convict

  1. That’s good, “real arresting!” LOL I love your artwork, though. It stopped me in my tracks. By the way, I was in a library in Melbourne with a blogging friend of mine and she showed me an entire display on her husband’s great-great grandfather (I’m taking a shot in the dark here because I don’t remember the exact relationship.) But he was a famous outlaw in the 1800s by the name of Sherritt. So your art work made me think of him.

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