MPR offers art you can look down on

Minnesota Public Radio has commissioned a temporary work of art designed to be enjoyed from above.

Artist JoJo was given a piece of open space as his canvas — a grassy triangle adjacent to MPR headquarters — on which to spray paint an image visible to people looking out their office windows.

MPR Photographer Jeffrey Thompson documented the creation with a well-placed camera, and now you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your computer screen.

Notice how many people come to the space over the course of the two-day installation to talk to the artist about his work. It’s a simple way of showing how a space, once unused, can become a hub for interaction once art is introduced into the landscape.

You can find out more about the piece –“See Things Differently” — and listen to an interview with the artist on your smartphone.