Tuesday, July 20, 2010

contrarian views

There I was, in the lush green of the Pacific NW, after a day of photographing in a riotously colorful artist's studio. And I went crazy, couldn't stop shooting these walls at Ft. Worden.
Maybe it's the quilter I spent some time photographing in Ohio, earlier in June, and some talk we had about composition & color and space.
Wouldn't it be cool to make a knit or sewn or crocheted version of this?
and the colors. Love them.
Another quilt or blanket?
 I admit I've been admiring the anti-graffiti paint smears in a New Haven underpass for months but never photographed  them, so I was  ready to love these.
I know, some of you are thinking, what is wrong with her? Go shoot some summer blooms!
Sorry, can't help it.  A graphics professor once told me I zigged instead of zagged.
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If you're missing the juicy color, don't worry, it'll be back verrry soon. I finished my tomato red shawl and am ready to show it

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Blogger clairz said...

Ah, to be a zigger! I think that your graphics professor paid you the highest possible comment. My sister is an artist at heart and can be stopped in her tracks by the sight of rust on metal. I tend to miss most detail stuff, as I zag along.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous SaraGL said...

I guess I must zig instead of zag too! I LOVE these photos and they WOULD make glorious quilts! Thanks for them. Of course I love your colors and flowers too...

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wouldn't it be cool to make a knit or sewn or crocheted version of this?"


Who says they're not colorful?

xo Kay

5:49 PM  
Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

VERRRRRRY inspirational photographs for the painter, crocheter, knitter in me, Gale!!! Excellente.

6:45 PM  
OpenID justthreadtwiddling said...

I love all the color and texture. Sometimes the most common things are the most thought provoking ;-)

7:16 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

It took a moment to realize that the first frame was a photo, not a painting. I love it!

9:45 PM  
Anonymous corrine aka jafabrit said...

Or an embroidery version, the photos are fabulous. I LOVE old walls, and rusty old doors. I like that you captured the beauty of these old walls.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

An artistic friend of mine love the fallen faded flowers I forget to remove from the vase. She must be a zigger, too. Great colors and good eye. But when I looked at it and thought blanket I says to myself - oh, but it would have to be intarsia. No no no. Quilting? And embroidery overlays....

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Cathy R said...

I think the photos are beautiful! I especially love the one with the stairs.

I can't wait to see the finished red shawl...

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Robin Colman said...

Thanks for sharing these photographs. I used to like graffiti as art, now mostly see it as blight. You turned it -- or the covering of it -- back into art for me.

1:34 PM  
Blogger craftivore said...

Love photos number 1 and 5. The bits of blue in 5 are really special.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I like the window (is it?) too. Very quilty.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

hey! The fort is about 1/2 an hour away from my house! Wish i had known you were in the area. Gorgeous pics as always.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Stacey Smith said...

Hi Gale, thanks for dropping by my blog! My sweet girl, Francesca, says "ruff!" with a happy-silly weimeraner smile. I adopted her less than 24 hours before she was to be euthanized because her previous owners decided she was "too much to handle." Terrible, right? I didn't even know it at the time. She is full of joy -- just like your photography! You find beauty in the most unexpected places -- peeling paint and rusty, worn stuff. Just wonderful & inspiring!

1:44 PM  
Blogger gayle said...

I'm always grateful when you show us the world through your eyes. Love all the photos!

7:09 AM  
Blogger woolanthropy said...

These photos are beautiful. Your eye found something that most people would pass by. Thank you for sharing your vision.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

I love colors and imagess that give a sense of presence/absence.
And besides them being poetic, yes Gale, they could be knit, crocheted, or quilted!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Are you sure these are walls and not photos of the latest gallery exhibition?

8:37 PM  
Blogger Trinity said...

Juicy color is nice, too, but I also love these shots. It reminds me of a movie I once saw called "The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal".

9:10 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Great inspiration for another crochet blanket.

12:02 PM  

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