Thursday, October 9, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Loading Dock, Graton (October 9, 2014)

I found this paint-smear composition on a loading dock in Graton, CA. The old warehouse building is now used as artist's studios. It looks like someone was working here.... Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Healdsburg Gallery Floor (September 24, 2014)

I enjoyed visiting one of Healdsburg's many art galleries recently. The floor was one of those floors with a past. Looking down was almost as much fun as looking at the intentional art on display.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Serendipitous Art: A Mystery (September 10, 2014)

Going through some old photos from a trip to Sacramento I found a few that puzzle me. I don't know what this is that I photographed, but it looked like art to me at the time. Still does. Unintended art.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Pebbles in Concrete (September 5, 2014)

Concrete with stones set into it. The surface has been cut away to expose the stones in cross section. Found art, unintended art, serendipitous art.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Passdoor Floor

On a recent visit to The Barlow, the new shopping area at the eastern edge of Sebastopol, I stopped in at the Passdoor, a gallery and interior shop with interesting wares and an interesting floor--a leftover from the place's former life as a warehouse. Unintended art.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Float-decorated House (August 27, 2014)

On a drive north to Mendocino recently I passed a house on Highway 1 festooned with old floats and other nautical gear. Perhaps this is not entirely unintentional art, but it caught my eye.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Mendocino Car Paint (August 21, 2014)

I saw this scene in Mendocino on a recent trip up the coast to visit the place. Another interesting composition resulting from a deteriorating car paint job. Unintended art.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Fallen Sign at the Airport (August 12, 2014)

I recently found myself at the outdoor international arrivals waiting area at San Jose Airport. On a concrete wall I found this intriguing pattern. After some thought, I decided there was probably a sign here that has fallen down or been removed. The pattern of squiggles was probably made by the adhesive that once held it up. Unintended art.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Gallery Floor (July 31, 2014)

Patterns on the floor at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, in Healdsburg, CA. There is always good art at this venue, but the floor is rather interesting too.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Torn Poster (July 28, 2014)

On a recent trip to Sacramento I stopped in Davis for lunch. Along a street I saw a metal box with peeling paint and the remnants of a poster on it. Looked like art to me.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Spilled Paint in a Parking Lot (July 25, 2014)

A parking lot paint spill. Driven over repeatedly, the paint has created a textured field of grey-blue next to a crisp white stripe. Serendipitous art.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Kiln Shelf (July 17, 2014)

Going back through old photos I found a number I took during Art Trails a couple years back at one of the several potters who participate in Art Trails, Sonoma County's largest open studio event, which takes place in October each year (I'll be participating myself, starting in 2014). This is a shelf in a kiln. Unintended art. Serendipitous art.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Patched Cracks (July 14, 2014)

This is not the first time I've photographed the asphalt patching on the cracks in the channel that gives Channel Dr. in Santa Rosa its name. Here's another view. The water level is low. The water is a strange yellow that adds to the abstract effect of the stark black against the concrete. Unintended art.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Back of Truck (July 2, 2014)

I recently found myself sitting behind a gaudily deteriorating truck at a stop light. I liked the colors but also the strange shadows. The light was such that the horizontal bars threw distinct shadows but it was difficult to see the bends in the metal responsible, so the shadows seemed somehow disconnected from the objects making them.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Prickly Pear cactus (June 27, 2014)

I suppose photographs of cactus pads have become a cliché, but the shapes of prickly pear cactus stems and the shadows they cast are fascinating nevertheless. Unintended art.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Ocean Beach Sand (June 24, 2014)

San Francisco's Ocean Beach is a long stretch of flat, monotonous, grey sand, but it forms small dunes along the roadway that parallels the water. These little dunes are fascinating. I love the patterns created by tiny sand slides, the wind-molded ripples, the lines made by insects walking across the surface. Unintended art, serendipitous art.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Sidewalk Crack and Paint Splotch (June 21, 2014)

A found composition on a sidewalk. I like the lateral thrust of the crack and the bit of pizzazz added by the splotch of rust-colored paint. Unintended art.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Serendipitous Art: Used Cloth Napkin (June 16, 2014)

I noticed this folded napkin left behind on a restaurant table. I love the folds. Looked like art to me. I just had time to get out my camera and photograph it before the busboy took it away from the table next to me.
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