‘Or Else’ Icon

One sees icons everywhere. Although the word in a ‘Stop’ sign is in English, the  eight-sided shape of the sign is the universal language for ‘cease from moving forward’. Any foreign word could be placed on this octagonal template, and all (who have passed a driver’s test) would know the correct meaning. What about the […]

Craggy Lines

What would happen if an abstract expressionist had a job painting parking lot space indicators? S/he would have to stay inside the pattern (no thinking outside the box in that job). Perhaps applying thick paint, scraping off and re-applying would be one technique that could resist a supervisor’s frown, while being true to an expressionistic […]

Painted Pavement

Below is another iteration in my series of pavement paintings (see Pavement Lines, Vertex, Another Vertex, More Street Art). My role in capturing this ‘found art’ is to crop, or frame, the image in a compelling manor. Contrasts in texture as well as shapes of painted and unpainted areas are some of the visual elements that […]

More Street Art

Those of you who have been following my recent series of found ‘street art’ know not to expecting murals or other graffiti masterpieces. On the contrary. I have been making art by way of framing portions of lines and blocks of paint used to delineate parking areas or lanes of traffic. I’ve mentioned in my […]

Another Vertex

I discovered this right-angled vertex in the same constellation as the vertex from yesterday. One can tell a bit about the painting process from the photo. The blue shows on the white ‘L’ shape, as if foot traffic skuffed some of it away. The white must have been painted over the black at the bottom […]

Vertex

I have always been attracted to textures. I never realized that painted lines on the street of in the parking lot could be so…  thick.  Once I thought I saw lines being sprayed on the street. I suppose that the workmen could use a paint brush if need be. How else could this vertex have […]

Curb with Swatches

Is it coincidental that this curb was located just outside a paint store?  I was on break from my job, looking for interesting ‘found art’. I wonder if a paint store employee was on break once upon a time, and took orange and yellow and painted them at the edge of the sidewalk. Did this […]

Colored Mini Manhole Covers

I love manhole covers in general. The bigger ones are hard to photograph without getting one’s feet in the frame. I was delighted to find these the other day. They are smaller, water valve covers I think, but they were in the middle of the street so I think they qualify as mini manhole covers.