Public Projects by Michael Pederson



There comes a time you just don’t see good work when browsing… You get bored, you feel disappointed, give up for the day and plan to search for something more tomorrow! I tend to make mistakes like that. I tend also to not follow my own instructions. Witch is a good thing sometimes.

See… the post for today came from one of those unfollowed instructions. I had given up and planned to start writing this post early tomorrow.

THEN it came upon me.

An angel. A beautiful and glowing angel. All in white robes and a gold bow in one hand. That sacred being, gazed upon my simple and humble existence and said with his soft and warm voice:


◊”Go check the web again you moron!!”◊

And as a moron, I checked and searched once again.

Low and behold I found Miguel Marquez Outside and BAAAM. Made my day.

In Sydney, among the urban cityscape, in parks, suburban streets, and industrial zones, you’re likely to encounter a plethora of signs and placards while going about your day: warnings, traffic regulations, helpful guides, and city services.

But take a second look, a good one.  You might just find an intervention by artist Michael Pederson who delights in creating humorous and thoughtful signs that blend into the city backdrop. Pederson makes use of pre-existing elements like park benches or abandoned furniture to share messages meant to snap a viewer out of their daily routine and see the world from a more contemplative or even childlike perspective, if only for a moment.

Here are some of his interventions but in his page are soo much more. Check them out.

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