"Walk On Words" (2013-2017)

DESCRIPTION:  poetry program of poems by community members stamped into concrete pathways at various public locations
2013: "What Beauty Holds Us Captive Here" by Mary Denning
2014: "One Day" by Steven Brito
2015: "Everyone Has a Story to Tell" by Joan Enguita Willingham
2016: "Guardians Brave Let Palmdale Play" by Louis Denning
2016: "Generations of Pioneers" by Mary Denning
2016: "Life is Better at the Park" by Mitchell Seyfer
2017: "Untitled" by Tyler Farrell

[shown here is the first installation of the program]
 
THE PUBLIC ART:
© Public Art in Public Places Project
 

"What Beauty Holds Us Captive Here"

"What Beauty Holds Us Captive Here"
Might the ancient Antelope know
or ask the smart Black Crows.
"Windy echoes from long ago
or ghostly heroes of deer that Plow
but stopped to graze and disappear
Kitanemukes of old revered.
Snowcapped mountains so near 
and Joshua trees and cacti rare.
Where golden poppies fare and
mix with Blue Lupine to pair.
They said a rainbow led us here....

Mary Denning 2013


THE PUBLIC PLACE:
©
 Public Art in Public Places Project


LOCATION:   
various locations:   
"What Beauty...":
Poncitlan Square,
38315 9th St. E, Palmdale

"One Day":
Palmdale Playhouse,
38334 10th St. E, Palmdale

"Everyone Has...":
Legacy Commons for Active Seniores,
930 E Ave Q-9, Palmdale

"Guardians Brave...":
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark,
2001 E Ave P, Palmdale

"Generations of...":
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark,
2001 E Ave P, Palmdale

"Life is ...":
Marie Kerr Park,
39700 30th St. W, Palmdale

"Untitled": 
Domenic Massari Park,
37706 55th St. E, Palmdale