Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Theme Day: Pink


"Pink."
Pink is easy. It could be anything from one of my bras, a girly cupcake
 or frilly Barbie clothes. I have it in a million shades 
of lipstick and blusher. I've given glittery pink shoes to my
nieces for Christmas. My swimsuit is a color called
"geranium." But a CDP Theme Day photo? Not one in sight.

I took a walk Friday afternoon along Massachusetts Avenue,
thinking that one of the old brick buildings might be an appropriately
sun-baked shade of brick, but they only brought to mind colors called
terre cotta or sienna. Then I saw this art installation at the corner 
of Mass Ave and Park. Titled "Reclamation," 
the piece was created by artist Lesley Baker using 
especially glazed brick, steel, and cement board.
Intended as a temporary public art project, 
the piece has been in place since 2008.

To see how other participants have interpreted this month's theme, 
click on the link above, or on the CDP badge 
near the top right corner of this post.


11 comments:

dive said...

What a cool piece of art. I'm glad its temporary status seems to have become permanent.

Marleen said...

I love it, it's very original.

Jim said...

That is cool.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Excellent choice for this theme day. Have a good week!

Kris said...

amazing work!
more building should use this material

wilf said...

Creative and amazing, love it.

Kay said...

What a nice interpretation! Isn't it funny how so many pink things seemed to go into hiding after the theme was announced?

Speedway said...
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Speedway said...

Thank you all for your nice comments about this bit of pink brick. It's nice to know others think it interesting. I wish I knew whether the artist was ever asked to create similar works for, say, the entryway of a school or hospital.

Here is a link to the artist's on-line portfolio.

http://www.lesleybaker.com/#!portfolio/vstc1=---------architecture-pattern

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful! makes me think of jm!

Lynette said...

Brilliant result for your hunt for pink!