I remembered one of my sidewalk pictures (Flag of an Unknown Country), and composed a watercolor study based on that memory. I used yellows and yellow-reds in rectangles surrounding a purple triangle. I used the crutch of masking tape to create clean crisp edges of these shapes. I could have anchored my watercolor paper to […]
I like this color combination and the arrangement of the rectangles that comprise the visual elements of this photo. Through the lens of my camera, I’ve been editing the views of pavement for a long time. I realize that some of my photos could be blueprints for wonderful abstract paintings. Looking at the photo below, […]
Looking through my photographic archives, I found that my fascination with white lines on the street dates back decades. I took the photograph below from the sidewalk atop the 59th Street Bridge, a link between Manhattan and Queens. Looking at this photo, I get a feeling of traveling back in time (well before the 1990s) […]
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 […]
I’m not sure that the photograph below is recognizable as the deteriorating lines painted in a parking lot. To me, it seems the only possibility. Could one see it as an abstract composition? Probably it could, to someone who has not looked at parking lot lines very closely.
The paint disintegrates in an interesting way. Chips of the blue pigment disappear in bigger chunks than those of the white. The bare pavement shows through the pocked blue area. The smaller chips from the white area reveal black.
What would the conclusion be if a parking lot archeologist came upon this layer in the sediment, many years from now? Much depends on the continuity of history. In the future where the slab pictured below is unearthed, would handicapped space indicators in parking lots still be blue?; would there still be handicapped spaces?; would […]
Here is a photo of a portion of a parking lot space divider. It looks like it could have been painted by a brush. It doesn’t look as if a can of spray paint was used. The line does serve its purpose and reminds us that there is room for life on some roadways. Not […]
Now and then those who manage parking lots decide to re-do the spaces, or at least re-allocate spaces: from handicap spaces to regular, or vice-versa. Since there are no pavement-line erasers, they have to paint over the existing lines. This is reminiscent of the working habits of some abstract expressionists who revise their painting leaving […]
Now and then, the most mundane subjects attract my attention. I liked the way these two lines intersected.