Blog / 2020 / Public Art as Placeholder for Better Times

November 6, 2020

Gwenn Seemel eagle and sea turtle for NJ Transit public art in Atlantic City, New Jersey
TRANSITional Art Project in Atlantic City, photo by David Vanadia

My 2012 eagle artwork and the 2019 sea turtle image have been blown up, printed out, and put on display at the railway station in Atlantic City, New Jersey! The TRANSITional Art Project exhibit runs through mid-December—more info here.

colorful close up painting of a bald eagle
Gwenn Seemel
Queen of the Sky (Bald Eagle)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches
(This image is part of Crime Against Nature.)

It’s a little strange to have public art up right now, when so much of public life is limited because of COVID. Part of me wonders if anyone will see my work or that of any of the other artists featured in the exhibit. At the same time, I like the idea of these images holding the line, keeping our communal life alive, and affirming art’s place, even in these strange times.

sea turtle artwork, acrylic on canvas
Gwenn Seemel
Sea Turtle
acrylic on unmounted canvas
9 x 12 inches
(This image was made for one of my supporters on Patreon.)

If you want prints, stickers, or t-shirts with either image, it’s all available in my Redbubble shop. The eagle is here an the turtle is here!

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