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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.