Perspective: Wilmington

I love these Venus fly trap sculptures at Market and Water streets in Wilmington, North Carolina. These plants are indigenous to the region and found nowhere else.  This work by Wilmington artist Paul Hill is titled, "Southern Hospitality."

Wilmington has acquired a lot of public art over the years.  I would argue that the Battleship USS North Carolina stands among those works. A marvel of engineering, it weighs 2,633 tons and in its time had the power of 60,000 horses.  BB-55 made significant contributions to the US campaigns in the Pacific theater during World War II.
I don't know anything about the provenance of this piece, but I like it for the grace it captures in the owl.

Here is a man sleeping while he waits for someone to buy a rose he has spun from palm fronds.