I love public art. Public art provides a new perspective to experience a town or city. On our dog-friendly travels, I enjoy taking Sugar on a public art photo op.
Scottsdale Public Art The Love Sign
One fun touristy activity I like to do in Scottsdale Arizona is the self-guided art walking tour. The Love Sign is located at dog friendly the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza; number 15 must see on the art walking tour.
The Love Sign was created by Robert Indiana. He started experimenting with ‘LOVE’ in 1958 during the Vietnam War; wherein the word LOVE became the symbol for Peace.
There are a number of different colored ‘Love Sign’ editions. This edition, purchased by Scottsdale Public Art Program, was the first in a series of five.
My goal is that LOVE should cover the world. -Robert Indiana
Scottsdale’s The Love Sign sculpture is made of poly-chromed red and blue aluminum, about 6 feet in height and width and weighs 3,800 lbs. The sign consists of the big letters L and O over the big letters V and E. The letter O is uniquely slanted sideways which semi-align to the letter V.
I had no idea LOVE would catch on the way it did. Oddly enough, I wasn’t thinking at all about anticipating the Love generation and hippies. It was a spiritual concept. It isn’t a sculpture of love any longer. It’s become the very theme of love itself. -Robert Indiana
easy rider says
I love it to read more about this love sign, that was interesting, many thanks Sugar for showing LOVE with a golden smile :o)
JeanneP of bichonpawz says
Sugar radiates LOVE in every single post! Thanks for sharing!!
Erik N. says
Sugar is rocking the purple shoes! Is it already so hot there that bare paws and concrete don’t mix?!
Sugar I love you on the LOVE sign and I love the one of your Golden ears flapping in the breeze
Hugs madi your bfff
Aimee @ Irresistible Pets says
Such a beautiful picture by the LOVE sign!
M. K. Clinton says
I love that sign. It seems there were postage stamps with that LOVE on it too. ♥
Hailey and Zaphod says
It is such a great piece.
Jean Dion says
I had no idea it was so big! I’ve seen photos before, but nothing with a measurement. Thanks for teaching me something today!
Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie
Murphy & Stanley says
We love that sign. Mom and dad have been there but not me and Stanley.
Murphy & Stanley
Emmy Scammahorn says
At BlogPaws you’ll find out how many people saw this post, won’t you? Everyone who reads it will go to Scottsdale for a photo op. btw, there’s a typo above–Vietnam War is 1968.