Since I graduated I have been trying to figure out what I want to do, and as pseudo-artist, curator, creative thinker, and community member, I think im gaining ground on getting closer to my “AH-HA” moment. I’ve been reading One Place After Another, by Miwon Kwon, a book that really examines and explains the difference between traditional public art (like the Tilted Arc) and what has been coined as “new genre public art.” While both have removed art from the limitations of a four walled building, taking art outside the museum and into the community, one has gone a step further to engage the community within this process. Some have called art like the Tilted Arc as “plop art” meaning that it was just placed or plopped in a place unknowingly to the public. Artwork like this, even though many times with the intention to create a dialogue with its audience, fails to have a direct conversation with the community that it is located. Mainly due to the fact that community members are not asked to collaborate or participate during the planning or creation process. Mary Jane Jacob, the curator of Culture in Action believes that the artwork becomes part of the community only after the artist is accepted into it. The main difference between public art and new genre public art is its relationship with the public. There is a huge difference between art-in-public-places and art-as-public-space. Take for explain, the Washington monument in Mount Vernon, a public art monument which honors George Washington compared to the various street morals in Baltimore honoring local and national leaders. Although these are two types of artwork that are in the public domain only one is in direct conversation with the community (which I am defining as those who interact/come into contact with the area on a regular basics). Community based artwork is no longer defined by what is physically produces (although this is still important) but the “ephemeral processes between the local participants and the arts.” The intentions of new genre public art and public art are slightly different and thus yield a result and goal that vary from each other. When the art is not just for the “public” but also by the “public” the viewer or community is no longer a passive spectator but plays an active rule in the creation of culture.