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.
As 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?