L- Ethnic and Cultural Diversity~ The photographs on the planes of the L are collages of items collected from the community and represent local residents’ ethnic heritage and cultural backgrounds. On the interior plane of the L is a list of all the countries and territories in the world as of March 2013, intended to represent the ever-changing boundaries of nations and cultures.
O- Agricultural Heritage~ The O is constructed from wood and steel meant to mimic the materials used in traditional barn building. The front surface features a carving of an agricultural landscape by local artist, Brady Schwendemen.
V- Outdoor Recreation~ Harrisonburg has received international acclaim for its numerous recreational opportunities, including being recognized as an Appalachian Trail Community, a designed ride center by the International Mountain Bike Association, a Bicycle Friendly city by the League of American Bicyclists and a Tree City USA. The letter’s frame was welded from re-purposed bicycle frames by Jordan Brunk, a local craftsman, It is painted blaze orange it symbolize the popularity of hunting and fishing in the area.
E- Arts~ Harrisonburg was designated as the first Arts & Cultural District in Virginia and is home to a strong arts community. The planes of the E, feature chalkboard, whiteboard, and steel surfaces. this patchwork appearance is symbolic of the diversity of artistic mediums and provides artists with numerous surfaces on which to display their work.
I adore this kind of community art. At first it was just for the photo ops but since starting my blog I am lucky enough to learn more about the behind the scenes aspects. You can learn about the artist of this LOVEwork by clicking here.
Note: After I prepared this post and right before I scheduled it to go live I realized it does not meet the criteria for this challenge because there are no numbers. Sorry, I am posting anyway!