‘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 […]

Lines into Action

Today, we were in the same neighborhood where I captured painted lines on the ground last month. Not the lines that indicate parking places but lines that seemed like directions of some sort. They were in code. Here is a shot of the people who know the code and are building/installing to the proper specifications.

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 […]

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 […]

Pavement Lines

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.  

Confusing Intersection

I was in the same area where I caught the work of a somewhat sloppy graffiti artist (see Off the Mark). The spray paint must have been the work of the same person. However, thinking outside the box, or drawing outside the lines is sign of originality and creative thinking. Three canvases were available: sidewalk, […]