Sunday, December 21, 2008

After the Deluge

Humans leave traces of their passage on walls, and have been doing so in various forms for tens of thousands of years. I came across this barren stretch of brick wall in a small city in northern France very recently where posters had been slathered on over each other in layers until one day someone came along and pulled the whole lot off... (or maybe it was the flood waters)... leaving only bits of colored paper behind... few artists could have done better intentionally.
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2 comments:

louciao said...

AFTER THE DELUGE:
Sunday Dec.21/08/2:45 A.M.

I am adopting this neglected post because the textures and colours leap right off the screen and seduce me with their gorgeous vibrancy. You are so right-- it would be a rare artist who could create anything better than this naturally unmade beauty.

Owen said...

Hi Lou !
Thanks so much for adopting this post ; it is thrilled to know it has a good home now...