Header -- Queen Anne's Lace Abstract

Sunday, December 2, 2012

VERNACULAR ABSTRACT FARM ART



Farmer John King's tool garage has inadvertently become an abstract modern art palette.  Located on the entrance side it creates tension by reflecting old against new, color against no-color, metal against wood and probably others that you might see. Love how abstracts can evolve without the maker knowing what he has done. I would call this facade a vernacular abstract. 

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  1. That's a great photo! As is the one in your header -- so many wonderful faces and terrific outfits!

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    1. Vicki -- Thanks for the nice comments on my photo. I treasure all of my family photos -- so many were lost by a family member several years ago. Now I hang dearly to those that are left. -- barbara

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  2. I adore scenes like this. Such beauty all around us!! Nice capture.

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    1. Michelle -- There is beauty at all levels surrounding us. We are fortunate to be able to capture them in photos. thanks -- barbara

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  3. The bits of red certainly help to make it art of a sort. :)

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    1. Rubeye Jack -- Art can be found all around us -- in nature and in chance strokes of the human hand. Sometimes a little less of rules can help in seeing art when out and about. Miss your fascinating posts. thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  4. No new structure could have this much charm and character. Love the way you find these masterpieces to share with us. Nature Weaver

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    1. Old structures have a fascination for many folks and you sound like one of them. I am lucky that I live in such a folksy area which makes finding them easier than other places I have lived. thanks -- barbara

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  5. Your new header held me a minute or two to look at each person - a moment possibly no longer remembered by anyone who is in it (if they are still alive).

    The vernacular abstract also has a variety of textures: the warmth of wood, the coolness of metal, the regular roughness of the mesh or grid. And is that a chain? Complex and worth looking at a long while too. Thanks.

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    1. June -- Sometimes I see things that tell me about the environment of the place. This was one of those occasions. Nice that you perused the header and tool garage and found some interest in the textures as well as the folks in the header. The header photo was taken in the early 1900s in Michigan. No one is alive today -- at least to my knowledge. Yep, that is a chain you see on the tool garage. thanks for the nice comments -- barbara

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