Culture: Art: Landscape
Tri Hard Art   (+5)  [vote for, against]
Public space art with 3 times the satisfaction

I'm not 100% sure this hasn't been baked somewhere in the real world but not that I could find. This public space sculpture consists of 28 triangular posts about 3 to 4 metres high and 1 metre wide. They are arrayed in a triangular 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pattern with a 1 metre spacings.

Each of the 3 sides of each pillar displays a component of 3 different murals. For example, at the 120 degrees viewing angle it might show a forest, at 240 degrees a seascape and at 360 degrees a snowscape. As you walk through the posts the same image is repeated with the outer 2 pillar components naturally dropping off.

In a pedestrian mall in a big city you could show office towers on the side shown to approaching office workers, store images to shoppers and food images to those heading toward the cafe and restaurant area. Providing, of course, that those facilities are laid out in a roughly suitable configuration.
-- AusCan531, Jun 21 2012

Cool. The only problem I can see is perspective. If the poles are not getting proportionally larger in the distance the image will be skewed.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 21 2012

That is the 'artistic' part [2 Fries]. Otherwise we could/should just make the pillars in the center of the triangle proportionately wider
-- AusCan531, Jun 21 2012

Yes ? And who's going to pay for that, pray tell ?
-- 8th of 7, Jun 21 2012

Ummm, the long-suffering public through vastly increased cat registration fees and charges?
-- AusCan531, Jun 21 2012

You can have my cat when you pry it from [8th]'s cold, dead...oh, never mind.
-- normzone, Jun 21 2012

These poles... are they cat-piss proof?
-- UnaBubba, Jun 21 2012

Yes, except for pole-cats of course.
-- AusCan531, Jun 22 2012

That's why I asked. I figured polecats would be the exception.
-- UnaBubba, Jun 22 2012

Why specify that it has to be in a public space? Some corporation with too much money should pay you to install this at their corporate headquarters.

It sounds nice, but I'm not sure I'm picturing exactly what you mean. Specifically, what is a // triangular 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pattern //?

To see if I have the general idea: You could do something similar, yet simpler with 4 square pillars at grid locations B1, D2, A3, C4 in a 4x4 area and have 4 images. Each image would only line up exactly right when viewed from a single location.
-- scad mientist, Jun 23 2012

The pillars are triangular in cross section and arrayed in a pattern similar to bowling pins (or red snooker balls) - but with gaps between them. The advantage over square columns is that they would provide a much wider viewing angle without slices of the other images interfering.

I only used the public space term to get across the point that this is a large outdoor exhibit rather than something cosseted away somewhere. I agree this would certainly be suitable for large corporate courtyards which would still fit the bill as public space. I actually sort of share [8th's] implied enmity towards public funding of these grand, try-hard artistic installations.

After [2 fries] comment, I decided that each inner concentric ring or tier should be slightly larger than the preceding outer ring to allow for perspective. There would be 3 tiers or triangular rings surrounding the largest centre pillar.
-- AusCan531, Jun 23 2012

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