Wednesday, May 30, 2007

lace graffiti 2

lace graffiti 2, originally uploaded by zen♪.

Down Carolina Lane / Chicken Alley area. This seems to be a development area for graffiti - a way to test putting up tags and new types of graffiti such as this one which is just lace hit with paint afterwards.

Monday, May 28, 2007

christopher's poppy angel

christopher's poppy angel, originally uploaded by zen♪.

... and of course Christopher's garden is a real garden with real plants. Hard not to love nature when presented by the Gnomon.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

mixed media

mixed media, originally uploaded by zen♪.

Christopher's garden near the Gas-up in West Asheville is a constantly renewing source of inspiration for me. Here he sets things where they seem right (or leaves them where he forgets them as he says) and so the random items and their arbitrary placement change constantly. With seasons changing over months and the light changing in minutes, it presents a constantly evolving art cycle/process that thrills me somewhere deep inside that's hard to define in words.

I respond to it by photographing it without self-consciousness. I am not thinking of concept or projection, of meaning or careful balance, just fitting as much mystery into the frame as is possible with the scale of garden detail.

His garden has soul. Thanks, Christopher.

graffiti green and green

graffiti green and green, originally uploaded by zen♪.

construction in virginia creeper, brick wall and graffiti - this was at the Asheville Ice and Storage building that is covered with graffiti in the back. A wonderful and peaceful - tho trashy - place.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

graffiti removal

graffiti removal 1, originally uploaded by zen♪.

The masking or 'removal' of tags, grafs or stencils can - in and of themselves - be beautiful abstract art.

Monday, May 07, 2007

broken paint

broken paint, originally uploaded by zen♪.

many tiny details lead up to an automobile wreck, and many tiny details are left in it's wake. This is just one.