This is not art. No. 12…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: bumptious, armipotent, ontogenic, sesamoid, verbenaceous, mucky, and humic.

dscn4377No, of course this isn’t art, (well my photo is, but the scruffy plywood board over the window surely isn’t) but I do like the presentation, that white lintel and the matching wooden sill framing the piece against all that throbbing ruddy repetitive brickwork. Did I just say ‘throbbing’? Can brickwork throb? Ah, never mind, it will do…
Although the work itself projects a little from the wall, it can, if you squint a bit, have the look of an opening instead, a window, giving the viewer a small glimpse of a much larger image installed inside the building; a giant swirling Japanese woodblock seascape, or perhaps some heavy round droplets of rain splashing delightfully into a German Expressionist monochrome puddle?… Are you still with me dear reader?
Do you like the mossy concrete I included at the bottom of the photograph? The colours go nicely with those bricks don’t they? Even the intruding sneaky discarded plastic water bottle with its cheeky blue cap (it is the only blue in the composition!) adds a little something, don’t you think?…
That’s it then, This is Not Art. No. 12 – by the way, I have all of these This is Not Art photos collected in one album on Flickr you know.

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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8 Responses to This is not art. No. 12…

  1. When I saw this in Reader, it was a little picture, and I honestly thought it was some abstract window onto a pool of rippling water. Now obviously I know it isn’t, but it IS the most decorative piece of plywood I have ever seen. 🙂 And yes, redbrick buildings have such warmth about them. We don’t have many up here – I think its more down south, but I do prefer it to the grey.

  2. twallisstone says:

    The whole composition of this “not” artwork is great! Lots of contrasting movement that makes it interesting. Thanks!

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