Tuesday, July 14, 2009

retaining wall

A year ago this wall modestly did the work for which it was intended.
Now it has been draped in native robes by a local artist and celebrated for its color.
But beneath the adornment it is still a gray retaining wall,
quietly going about its business.

16 comments:

Hilda said...

I would call it doing it in style!
It's beautiful! But then I've always loved native and ethnic patterns, so I would like this ;)

JM said...

This is so unique! I love all paintings!

Sharon Creech said...

Beautiful: the colors and designs against the neutral backdrop. Fancy clothes on the wall.

Julie said...

That is just terrific ... maybe not if you live there but from here the colour is a riot!

Check out the photograph that Michael from Melbourne has posted this evening. You will love it!

jali blog said...

great view, full coulor

Jacob said...

Certainly is colorful. I'd guess some people there don't really appreciate it, though. Perhaps it's too much in one place?

Elenka said...

Great photo! Usually I am against defacing property like that, but in this case, I like it!

Saretta said...

Fantastic! Really fantastic!

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful colors. The wall is quietly going about its business in style, and with verve.

slim said...

I can appreciate it on one level . . . but I would rather see this colorful artwork on some boring, ugly, concrete slab and not covering up the beautiful natural stone work here. Is that a brick wall behind the house on the left?

Steve Ballmer said...

Cool wall!

Vogon Poet said...

For what I guess from your words, this new colors were well deserved by the old wall.

Steffe said...

Nice to see the wall's new life as an art installation.

Abe Lincoln said...

That is a stylish wall. What a nice way to display things.

Steve Ballmer said...

I am never too busy for those who worship me!

Brenda Bowen said...

That one small town has such magic in it! But then, magic is in the eye of the photographer.