Friday, April 24, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Memorial Girder (April 24, 2015)

I rarely go to Napa but had business there yesterday. Walking around the town a bit, I came across a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. I hadn't know it was there. Poignant, for obvious reasons, but the girders from the destroyed buildings were rather beautiful. Unintended art. Serendipitous art.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Gallery Shadow (April 19, 2015)

I saw this shadow in a Healdsburg Gallery today. Serendipitous art--art that will disappear when the exhibits are changed, art that disappears when the lights are turned out.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Graffiti on Wood, San Francisco (March 31, 2015)

I saw this bit of graffiti on the street in San Francisco. I like the way the wood grain shows through the markings and becomes part of the design. Serendipitous art.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Architectural Detail with shadows (March 29, 2015)

A San Francisco architectural detail overlaid with shadows from a fire escape and then shadows from a sidewalk tree. Looked like art to me. Serendipitous art.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Graffiti on Iron (March 13, 2015)

Graffiti on an iron plate--some kind of cellar door, perhaps-- set into a sidewalk in Chico looked like art to me. Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Scratched Garage Door, San Francisco (March 7, 2015)

Walking around the Sunset District in San Francisco today I passed a garage door that someone had scratched with a tool of some kind. Although surely unintended as art, the effect caught my eye. With a second look, you can see that someone has "erased" an underlying inscription--or, perhaps the perpetrator of the original graffiti didn't like the effect and scratched it out? Serendipitous art.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Chalk and Sidewalk Seams (February 26, 2015)

Chalk on the seams in a section of sidewalk made this abstract composition. If it ever rains again, this small piece of ephemeral art will disappear.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Sidewalk Old and New, Chico (February 20, 2015)


The sidewalks in downtown Chico are mostly asphalt or concrete, but, in places, pieces of the original stone sidewalks remain. They are made of a chiseled white stone. In some spots, adjacent sections of the old and new pavements make interesting compositions. Serendipitous art.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Painted Wall (February 7, 2015)

I had to drive up to Chico yesterday to deliver my son to the 2015 Northern California Honor Band events there. Before turning around to come home I walked around the town a bit and saw a wall next to a construction site. Something once attached to the wall had been removed and graffiti had been painted over, leaving this small piece of unintended art.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Chalk Board, Healdsburg CA (January 30, 2015)

A chalkboard used to keep score next to a bocce ball court at a restaurant in Healdsburg, CA looked like art to me. Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Serendipitous Art: San Francisco Wall (January 18, 2015)

I saw this wall while driving along San Francisco's Market St. recently. A nice little ready-made composition. Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Balls of Twine (January 13, 2015)

A stack of loosely wound balls of twine caught my eye in a store in Berkeley recently. An array of things similar but not exactly alike always fascinates. Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Window Shades and Light (January 9, 2015)

A set of window shades silhouetted against a rice paper light fixture creates an abstract composition that looked like art to me. Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Serendipitous Art: Stone Interior Wall (January 4, 2015)

I accidentally found Digital Grange recently, not realizing that the Ice House Gallery in Petaluma and Digital Grange (which does high-end scanning, printing, and the like) were affiliated. I also came across an interesting little map shop a couple of doors down. These businesses are housed in a restored stone building with some intriguing stone and plaster walls. This section of wall inside Digital Grange looked like art to me. Serendipitous Art.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Oil Drum Calligraphy (December 29, 2014)

A layer of dirt on the side of a metal oil drum sitting in a field. Something wiped away some of the dirt, leaving behind dark streaks that looked like calligraphy to me. Unintended art.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Cloth-covered Framework (December 23, 2014)

At the Legion of Honor recently, I looked up to see this pattern created by a wooden framework behind a canvas cover above the foyer space. It's not supposed to be visible, but sometimes it's backlit and quite apparent. Looked like art to me. Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Marker Test (December 15, 2014)

The side panel of a marker display in one of the art supply stores in Santa Rosa caught my eye. People have used it to test the markers. Looked like art to me. Unintended art.
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