Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Beauty of Decay

Today is theme day at City Daily Photo. The June 1 theme is 'The Beauty of Decay.' I'm a fan of the sleek and modern but truthfully I love the artistic look of a time-worn patina. What you see here is a work of art in the yard of a house in the Tarrytown section of Austin. (Yeah, not New York. There's a lot of that 'naming after things back east' here in the provinces.) The rusty curved wall has an arrangement of worn driftwood that is, um, reminiscent of the south end of a horse. The curve of the wall was such that you couldn't see on the other side without getting on the property. Of course, one is curious if there is anything on the other side. I'd say this artwork is the artist's interpretation of the beauty of decay, wouldn't you?

14 comments:

  1. agree.
    Great post for theme day.

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  2. HAhaha! I'd LOVE to see the other side!!

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  3. I had to enlarge this..interesting :D

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  4. Funny and excellent take on the theme!

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  5. what a gem and yes, go to the other side and show us!

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  6. Clever! I'm a fan of reuse (wood).

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  7. What a find! I love this interpretation on the theme and that is a hilarious (but somehow beautiful) sculpture...would love to see the other side:)

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  8. Unique for sure!

    I find animal skeletons and skulls in the woods but if I ever found a skeleton standing upright, I would surely freak out.

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  9. You’ve made a great Theme Day post.

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  10. Fantastic creature, love it!
    The sculpture reminds me of certain works by the Austrian Artist Erwin Wurm.

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  11. Gee .. some people really do have wild yet artistic imaginations.

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  12. from driftwood, how cool!

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