Monday, February 13, 2012

Brick Mitten


I try to have my little Canon with me at all times. 
On the occasions I've forgotten it, I've found myself reaching 
into my pocket, then patting all my pockets 
like a driver who's mislaid her keys.
Among the best times to have my camera are when I find
unintended art, such as this patch of bared brick.
The building where I saw it is undergoing a remodeling
and renovation, which evidently includes repairs
to its stucco surface.


I loved the subtle traces of the brick 
underlying the beige coloration of the cement, 
the way the white garage door balances 
the red shape of the mitten. And that one red
brick anchors the mitten, giving it
the weight to stand with the white square.

2 comments:

Cathy Hudspeth said...

hahahaha - this is crazy good! You have a great eye!

Speedway said...

Oh, thanks Cathy!

These things are all around me - I could make a whole series of them. I've made a number of posts about "unintended art," as I call it.