The Carlsbad Temptress by bryan snyder

The village animates with mid day foot traffic and local pubs chatter within tinted windows. The leftovers of another Summer slowly trickle down the leaf scattered streets and city workers dig into sleepy corners. A storm brews in the distance and dark clouds swirl amongst the bright sky like vanilla in a sea of chocolate. Our Village by the Sea shifts once Summer ends; a new crowd emerges and sites other than the beach and boardwalk become the stage.

paint legsAs most retreat into their warm houses, snuggle with loved ones and flip through their favorite stories, a lone dancer remains in the streets. Mid day gusts provide the beat for her sensual performance while she lures the eyes of the village. The sound of music whips in the mid day wind as sensual curves hypnotize the steady flow of village on lookers. Long legs dance to the rhythmic beats of nature, before falling still to the sound of silence. The forest green dress falls long over her smooth skin and a seductive wink tumbles towards the crowd.

Have you seen Carlsbad’s newest performance?


The Carlsbad Temptress, a public art piece created by Bryan Snyder, interacts with its environment during mid day wind gusts. This project’s goal is to showcase the relationship between a piece of art and its location when place in the streets.

What advantages do you see in art in the street rather than in galleries, museums or private collections?

9 Responses to “The Carlsbad Temptress by bryan snyder”

  1. 1 Christy Johnson Oct 14th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I’m gonna go find it!!

  2. 2 Christy Johnson Oct 14th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I think it is over…no, I’m not gonna say…I’ll go confirm it…ciao!

  3. 3 Gary Nessim Oct 15th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Great piece bryan. Must be seen!

  4. 4 Christy Johnson Oct 15th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Yup…it was there…great job on site selection, Bryan.

    It is perfectly set up for a little peek-a-boo action!!
    Woo Hoo…surprise!!

    …and my kids thought it was cool, too.
    Then we went looking for the surfer you installed a while back and saw it was gone…I guess he caught a tsunami!!

    Thanks for making art so much a part of our lives in the village.

  5. 5 Tim Riopelle Oct 16th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    This is pretty cool. The first thing I thought of was Marilyn Monroe.

  6. 6 Chris Chouinard Oct 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Beautiful work my man. Kudos.

  7. 7 Lauren Snyder Oct 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Good job! HOBO LOVER!

  8. 8 SteelyDAM Oct 23rd, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    to answer the question: the access is much better. more democratic. more dynamic viewing experience. the chance to pleasantly surprise someone who wasn’t planning to see a work of art.

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