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Public art projects give artists an opportunity to try new things and to extend what they have been doing to a larger scale. They also present a different set of challenges from doing works for sale or private commissions. Scale is a double-edged challenge. On the one hand it is great to be able to work big. On the other hand, big often means completely different techniques, tools, and even materials. Public works also have more stringent safety and maintenance requirements than private works.
But the most wonderful thing about public art pieces is that so many more people experience and react to the work. You have the opportunity to touch so many lives and to elicit so many reactions. So even though the odds of winning a competition are small and lots of work is required to enter, we keep on trying so that one day we can walk through a park or past a building and say, "Wow! I did that!"
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