Do you remember Christo and his Umbrellas?
Probably not unless you were in my part of the country back in 1991, It was a difficult time for me and probably not the best for the artist as well, but here in Bakersfield we have some shadows lurking about which remind us.
Yesterday I had lunch downtown near a mural that remembers the Umbrellas and I noticed a particular pattern in the paint and I wondered, “Are those intentionally painted or are they evidence of the elements that have beat down the mural since it was painted?”
I walked along in my curiosity and found paint peeling, rather dense, in some areas of the mural.
I knew I would be crazy busy for the rest of the day and into tomorrow as well, so I took some photos, figuring this was my invitation to flow.
I actually find them interesting.
The painting reminds me how art frequently begets art. The more artists create and interact, the more art is born. It fascinates and inspires me.
I also sent out a tweet which hasn’t received much response which I think really has potential. I would love to hear/read your responses:
For the record: this has been a really ____ week. Strange, odd, otherworldly. Share a fitting word for your week. I have nothing left.
(Please fill in your blank in the comments.)
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This post is inspired by (and a reflection of my participation in) Art Every Day Month, a creative adventure hosted annually by the incredible Leah Piken Kolidas. Join us and be inspired!
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