Thats the idea behind Ed Woodhams Art in Odd Places project, which displays works of art in unconventional areas on New York Citys 14th Street through the rest of October.
The outdoor project beats an art gallery because, in Woodhams words, It requires participation from pedestrians and reclaims whats deemed public space.
Among the exhibits displayed is a piece called Roadkill Stuffed Animals, which leaves bloodied plush toys on the street, and Free Books, a box of free books, only each book has the last few pages ripped out.
Though he admits many might be confused by the art, Woodham says the weird works bring neighborhood appreciation.
He says, People on their route from point A to point B might stop to see their surroundings in a different way than they did before and take notice of whats around them.
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