Mossy lumps and plenty of cars…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: marimba mauve, teleprinter turquoise, gruff green, febrile fawn, bobstay brown, retroflex russet, and that lovely blue of the ancient glass marble found in the back of an old dusty wardrobe.

Yes, I am gradually getting up to date and reducing the time between taking photographs and showing them off on these pages – here’s one from about six months ago:

This piece of work looks like it might be saying something quite clever and pithy – but it is pretty hard to say what that might be. It is probably not ‘saying’ anything at all.
But then, do you think it might be nudging you, the viewer, into comparing the shapes of the mossy domes (The Mossy Domes – a good name for a rock band!) with the shapes of those rounded coloured metal things lined up to the right?
I notice that the foreground is in sharp focus, just look at the texture (‘Texture’ is always a nice word to slip in when discussing a piece of art, isn’t it dear reader?) of the stonework and the little tufty bits on the moss, (Is that moss? Have I got the right word? That’s not lichen is it? Apparently lichen is not a plant, but moss is… I just looked that up!) and compare it with the out of focus stuff above the diagonal. I do like a large area of deliberate blurring in a photograph – it always gives a nice feeling of depth.
Anyway, mossy lumps and plenty of cars – I’ll bet that moss will still be there when all those shiny cars have rusted and gone…

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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2 Responses to Mossy lumps and plenty of cars…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    For some creature these mossy domes are mountainous peaks waiting to be conquered, with a surprise view of cars.

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