David Phillips’ Art Engages All Ages at Playspace on the Esplanade

For several years ( since 2013) David Phillip’s bronze turtles, frogs, spheres and connecting features have captivated visitors in Playspace, the lively popular playground on the Esplanade. Recently I renewed my appreciation of their subtly balanced momentum and how readily they stimulate stories.

“Created by artist David Phillips, the latest sculpture depicts a series of frogs, turtles and other critters crawling on geometric shapes. Phillips also created the much beloved turtle sculpture that has adorned the Playspace since its opening in 2011. His new sculpture is located at the Playspace entrance, providing a fun focal point for both children and adults who visit the playground.” (quote from article in Beacon Hill Times, November 2013)

These fit in with a past post about Phillip’s frogs on the Tadpole Playground*, but closer attention to the artist’s website excited my plans to visit many more sites that reveal his impressive range.

Link to an overview of Esplanade Playspace by Halvorson Design.

*Link to PLAYGROUND ENRICHED BY COLLABORATIVE ART

IMG_3126 Phillips turtles and frogs crop

3 comments

  1. Brad Gurman · · Reply

    Somewhat similar to the sculpture in NYC subways. Both have humor.

  2. […] additional public art by David Phillips can be viewed on his website and on Art Outdoors posts I have done and more I hope to do someday […]

  3. […] See related Art Outdoors posts from earlier years:  PLAYGROUND ENRICHED BY COLLABORATIVE ART,  DAVID PHILLIPS’ ART ENGAGES ALL AGES AT PLAYSPACE ON THE ESPLANADE  […]

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