Checkered patterns are all around us.
From game boards and tile floors,
to intricately planned artworks and textiles,
they provide visual rhythm to our daily lives that
we take for granted. In Speedway, the black and
white pattern of checkered flags has a specific
role in describing the origins and identity
of the community, even forming the
backdrop of the town's flag.
Here, the pattern covers the exterior of
a neighborhood utility box.
Over the years, as it has faded and been
repainted, the checkered past of the box
has been revealed, adding depth
and variety to its surface.
Whoever painted it last even took
the time to align the pattern
on the handle.