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Abstract Public Sculptures
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Incredible abstract sculpture abounds for the public's viewing pleasure, IF they can find it. This category is dedicated to locating these sometime hidden treasures and waymarking them for all to see and enjoy. Please click on "show additional information" below to see requirements for posting in this category.
Expanded Description:

You are looking for public sculpture that is of abstract form, or an abstracted representation of a form (for example, a giant hand made of thin twisted wire). There are many definitions of Abstract art, but no definitive one. A few lines from Wikipedia states, "Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be only slight, or it can be partial, or it can be complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable. Figurative art and total abstraction are almost mutually exclusive. But figurative and representational (or realistic) art often contains partial abstraction." Wikipedia Abstract Art

The Figurative Public Sculpture category does allow for 100% representational pieces to slightly abstracted human, animal or fantasy creature forms. Abstract Public Sculptures allows for pieces that are beyond 'slightly abstracted.' Thus, there is a blurring of the lines between the categories. That is the nature of art.

The work must be located in an area that is open to the public and free of charge. A sculpture in an airport that is within the secure area (or any other secured location) would not fit this category as only people with tickets would be able to view the sculpture. The sculpture should be of a permanent nature; not a temporary exhibit that ends at a set time period. Consumer mass-market items commonly made of tin, plaster, plastic, concrete, etc., such as garden/patio sculptures are prohibited.

Instructions for Posting a Abstract Public Sculptures Waymark:

This category is looking for Abstract Public Art. The pieces must be free to the public and not on temporary exhibition. (The plaque for the piece or other signage usually will denote if the exhibit is temporary.)

Examples of Abstract Public Sculptures would be:

- WMA2KT Reaching - College Place, WA
- WM9EYB Roue oriflamme, Jean Arp - Ascona, TI, Switzerland
- WM98BM Lesson of a Disaster - University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
- WM9BYF Meg's Pause - Glenhyrst Gardens, Brantford, Ontario

A slightly abstracted Figurative Public Sculpture example would be:

WM8Y62 Horse - Fountain Hills, AZ This type of piece should be submitted to Figurative Public Sculpture.

Instructions for Posting an Abstract Public Sculpture Waymark:

1. The piece must be free to the public and not temporary.

2. Must provide accurate coordinates using Waymarkings’ default of lat/long in decimal minute per the WGS84 datum (most GPSr's default datum) and have actually visited the Waymark.

3. Minimum of two photos that you have personally taken that show the piece as best as one can. Close-ups really add to the Waymark and often two photos are not enough. Abstract pieces are often very large and may need additional photos to really showcase the piece. An example of a huge piece would be WM8RNZ Trade Deficit - Denver, CO

You are strongly encouraged to upload as many photographs to really ‘show off’ the piece. If a plaque is available with the title, artist, date, etc., you must provide this photograph. Do not include your GPSr or yourself in the default photo. An appropriate time to include people is to show scale/size.

4. Naming requirement: Title of Piece (or unknown if not known) - City, State/Province/Country (whichever is appropriate). Example: Reaching - College Place, WA

5. In the "Long Description" field, include a brief description of the piece. Try to find out a bit of information about the piece and artist; anything that would help us better understand the piece. Please cite your sources. The bulk of the text in the long description must be left black. If the post is not in English, please provide an English translation.

6. Identify the material/media used to construct the piece as well any unique features about the piece, date of creation or installation (if known) and location if the piece is in a specific area. If you do not have this information, just enter 'unknown.'

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To help give a different perspective and to better the waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the waymark.

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Abstract Public SculpturesMetronome - New York City, NY

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This huge and odd 1999 piece has not been well received in New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 8/21/2011

last visited: 2/12/2022

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Abstract Public SculpturesAlamo - New York City, NY

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This sculpture is located at Astor Place at Lafayette and 8th Streets in NYC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 8/20/2011

last visited: 6/29/2018

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Abstract Public SculpturesThe University by Arthur L. Carter - New York, New York

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The University (2003) is an abstract sculpture in stainless steel by Arthur L. Carter. It is located in a garden adjacent to Bobst Library at New York University on West 4th Street in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: New York

date approved: 6/18/2019

last visited: never

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Abstract Public SculpturesBe Heard - New York, NY

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Reclaimed plywood finds a new purpose.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml

location: New York

date approved: 2/28/2022

last visited: never

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Abstract Public SculpturesVessel - New York, NY

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A newly complete art installation in Hudson Yards within midtown Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 6/25/2020

last visited: 6/25/2020

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Abstract Public SculpturesPeace Form One - New York, NY

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The Peace Form One Sculpture, a memorial to Ralph Johnson Bunche, is located in a park that is named after him in Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 10/31/2011

last visited: 8/3/2014

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Abstract Public SculpturesManhattan Sentinels - New York, NY

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A series of large sculptures poles in downtown Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: 1/13/2017

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Abstract Public SculpturesFlight - New York, NY

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The sculpture is located inside the public lobby of the Met Life Building. It's at the north entrance to the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: 1/13/2017

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Abstract Public SculpturesSphere Within Sphere - United Nations, NY

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Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con Sfera) is located at the entrance plaza to the United Nations General Assembly Building in New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 10/31/2011

last visited: 2/10/2020

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Abstract Public SculpturesCode of Life - New York City, NY

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This sculpture is in front of Pace Plaza Building of Pace University in lower Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 8/19/2011

last visited: 8/17/2011

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Abstract Public SculpturesLingam - New York, NY

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A public art sculpture that uses petrified wood as a main piece.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: 1/9/2017

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Abstract Public SculpturesBalloon Flower - New York, New York

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Balloon sculpture

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish

location: New York

date approved: 11/4/2009

last visited: 8/27/2016

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Abstract Public SculpturesJean-Marc - New York City, New York

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This abstract human figure is Xavier Veilhan’s depiction of the artist Jean-Marc Bustamante.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: New York

date approved: 8/15/2016

last visited: 12/30/2018

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Abstract Public SculpturesRed Cube - New York, New York

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Brightly colored geometric

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish

location: New York

date approved: 10/31/2009

last visited: 5/17/2018

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Abstract Public SculpturesJoie de Vivre - NYC, NY

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This sculpture was installed in New York City's Zuccotti Park in 2006.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 7/29/2013

last visited: 2/13/2022

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Abstract Public SculpturesThe Sphere - New York City, NY, USA

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The Sphere, a large sculpture that once stood in the Plaza at the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan, was created to symbolize world peace through world trade. Since 2002 has been displayed in Battery Park, New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New York

date approved: 10/5/2013

last visited: 1/25/2023

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Abstract Public SculpturesThe Blue Dragon - New York, NY

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A unique art sculpture bench located on Roosevelt Island in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 8/21/2018

last visited: 8/21/2018

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Abstract Public SculpturesEureka - New York, NY

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A large sculpture inside Federal Hall National Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2018

last visited: 7/5/2018

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Abstract Public SculpturesEast West Gate - New York, NY

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A unique looking art sculpture in downtown Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: 1/13/2017

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Abstract Public Sculpturessnake¿? - NYC, NY, USA

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Sculpture in Plaza.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: New York

date approved: 1/19/2023

last visited: never

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Abstract Public SculpturesRector Gate - New York, NY

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A large arch sculpture at the western end of Rector street in lower Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 10/3/2021

last visited: never

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Abstract Public SculpturesThe Reclining Figure - New York, NY

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A fountain at Lincoln Center in Uptown Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/6/2018

last visited: 7/6/2018

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Abstract Public SculpturesUnidentified Object - New York, NY

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One of many art installations in and around the MET museum in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/3/2016

last visited: 6/13/2019

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Abstract Public SculpturesSomeone Left The Cake Out In The Rain - Astoria, New York

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A sculpture made of cakes, by Aaron King.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member muffy53

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2009

last visited: 10/18/2009

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Abstract Public SculpturesA Spatial Portrait - Jersey City, NJ

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This work is located on the lobby cieling of the Liberty Science Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/6/2010

last visited: 6/6/2017

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