Street Art at Stockton & Taylor

Sadly, it seems I’ve been spending more time behind the wheel than in front of my easel this summer.
Happily, there’s something to see while driving about. I’ve particularly enjoyed the local street art the intersection of Stockton and Taylor where there is a sad concrete underpass. Someone had noticed it was in desperate in need of some humanizing! ¬†For me, this spot combines color field painting with elements of urban landscape. The fences, signs, power lines and structures speak of human activity while the paste-ups or “wheaties” sing of the human spirit. I like how all this contrasts with the very sparse representation of nature (the fluttering pigeon, the shadow of a tree, the clump of dying grass in a crack).

My thanks to the anonymous artists who see an opportunity for the sublime in ugliness!

Street Art - Fan of Dripping Paint  at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - Dripping Paint in the Shadow of a Tree at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - Dripping Paint at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - Native American Paste-Up at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - Dripping Paint & Pointing Arrow at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - Dripping Paint Red & Pink at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - Diagonal Dripping Paint  at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - John and Yoko Paste-Ups at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

Street Art - Purple Rain at Stockton & Taylor photo by Marie Cameron 2013

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