I all but stumbled upon this art as I was walking down the street.
Take a look at these abstract compositions.
Here they are on the gallery wall…floor…pavement.
Yes, crosswalk stripes. I took these photos one early morning in July 2020. The time of day turned the white stripes bluish, and I left them that way, because I thought they all were so beautiful.
I saw these stripes in Jenkintown, PA, but you can see them anywhere. Art by happenstance. Stop and look!
I love everything about this post!
Thank you. I see these crosswalk patterns everywhere and it struck me how beautiful they are, and we walk right over them!
Love it, Claudia. Art is everywhere. All we have to do is look. (And you did!) 🙂
I see these crosswalk compositions everywhere around here, but I never was able to stop and photo them, though I’ve admired them often. You are right, there is beauty everywhere, if we will just see it.
I thought this post might segue into a post about you transforming these abstract images into pen and ink illustrations. These offer even more lines and cracks than your usual sidewalk inspiration.
I had considered it, but I came to the conclusion that they have so much detail already, adding to it could be a muddle. Although in some cases there are not so many lines as in others.
They remind me of leaf veins. wonderful! (K)
Thank you. I have seen these cracked crosswalks everywhere around here, this was the first time I had the camera out and also was not running but rather walking, so I was more motivated to stop and capture the images.
perfect! thanks for seeing that
It is surprising what is underfoot in the most ordinary circumstances.
You are amazing Claudia – I loved this post! You have such keen observation skills and you see things that many of us just walk by and miss!
I was running one day and these patterns struck me (at another location, these cracked crosswalks are everywhere) but I did not have my camera at hand, so when I saw these…I took the chance and photoed them, glad I did.
I’m always taking pictures of cracks in concrete too! Shapes, lines, forms, they are all interesting to me, glad to know I am not alone!