Sometimes, between photographing something of interest and posting it here, I forget where it was I made the photograph, what it was that I photographed--an indicator of how abstract these bits of serendipitous art can be. Where was this? What is it? I'm not entirely sure, but I think it was a "found collage"--a window plastered over with stickers and painted. In any case, it looked like art to me.
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.