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Thursday, April 16, 2009

PUDDLE ART

PIGEONS IN THEIR FOUND ART SPACE IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK


What reflective canvases in which they doodle following recent, much needed heavy rains, adding their own rippling effects as they settle down to wash - then they fly away to look for new Puddle Shows.  




                                   ENLARGE for detail



Reminds me of the time when my friend Julius Vitali, pioneer digital photographer, artist and educator, originated PUDDLE ART in 1983, exhibiting at the Discovery Art Gallery in Glen Cove, on Long Island.  Now he is all that, and a fine art marketing specialist, and much more. Go to his website.

Also reminiscent of M.C. Escher's woodcut puddle of 1952, made with 3 blocks, and three colours - green, brown and black.  

Washington Square Park - one historical overview for Australian commenter!

4 comments:

  1. The brick-coloured reflections give the rather rural scene an urban feel.

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  2. Washington Square Park, famous for its downtown bohemian history, alas, has become one of New York University's many campuses around town. Once surrounded by elegant townhouses that have gradually become dorms and educational spaces, the park is again undergoing new renovations that seem to take forever.

    Go to: http://www.aviewoncities.com/nyc/washingtonsquare.htm

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  3. I've heard OF these places but not ABOUT them. We were quite shocked when we visited Dunedin in NZ recently. Lots of lovely old houses have been turned into dorms and there were horrifying stories of students burning mattresses in the street etc. Yet the city needs the money from the presence of the University.

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  4. Really a very impressive artist! At the beginning I thouth you were showing mosaics from ancient Greece and/or Egypt! My best compliments to the artist!

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