Saturday, November 27, 2010

Keys With a View and Locks of Love

Key Fence

I took these photos of a project titled "Keys With a View" in Old Wilmington, NC while visiting the USS North Carolina and decided to have lunch in town. After walking past this fence, originally we thought a historic building was recently demolished and those keys were inside and attacked to the fence. After doing some research I found out it was actually an art installation. At the end of this project the fence will hold about 60,000 keys. It currently holds about 20,000, “give or take 3,000.”

Keys With a View

The one question I did ask myself, "if you have all these keys...where are the locks?"

In another art project of all places!

Locks of Love symbolizes love and good luck in relationships. The locks are adorned with the names or initials of couples, then locked alongside many others. The key is tossed away, so the locks can not be undone. Love how these compliment each other.

Via Davison


  1. thanks so much for uploading this!! i saw those keys and i had NO idea what it was all about until i read this!

  2. Just stumbled on your blog, and I'm so amazed by your photos! I have a locks and keys oriented public art project in Natick, MA that is right up your alley. Take a look and tell me what you think:

    I do mail supplies - free of charge - for those who want to be a part of my project remotely. I'd love to have you participate. Contact info on the blog.