"Cary Visual Art’s 2010 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition verifies that public sculpture remains an important artform in America. Some of the artists grab our attention by transforming commonly known images in ways more typical of films, children’s books and cartoons. Others explore our enjoyment of animals or our memories of landscapes from air. All strive to surprise us with their skills of craftsmanship and to spark a conversation among friends.
In the work “Trickle Down“, Actual Sized Artworks achieves the best in contemporary public art by combining a sense of timeless through the story of the flood with our particular historical moment. The drown houses can be the real pain of actual floods and engage our current dialogues about global warming. The tipped bucket could be the recession dooming our lost homes and security. The artists remind us of those times when things beyond our control overwhelm us all, together."