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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Mystery Photo

Here's another one of those images that I sometimes find on my phone, having lost track of where I took the photograph or even what the photograph depicts. Just an intriguing surface I came upon, somewhere. A little bit of mysterious, unintended art.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Paint Smear (November 30, 2014)

Visiting the studio of my friend and fellow artist Claude Smith, in Graton, I found this interesting paint smear on the floor. Looked like art to me. Unintended art.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Parking Garage Spots (November 28, 2014)

The textured floor of a parking garage. An unlikely place to find something that seems so decorative. Everyone likes polka dots, right? Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Screen Door Scribbles in Sonoma (November 19, 2014)

This door in the town of Sonoma fascinates me. It's a punched metal screen that's been burnished and, apparently, spray-painted over, but the patterns change depending on light and the angle of view. I've photographed it before. serendipitous art.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Orange Spray Paint Oval (November 16, 2014)

This orange oval spray painted on a wall seemed to nicely balance the line and dots below it formed by seams and hardware. Unintended art.
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