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September 23, 2010

Nine Variations on a Sidewalk Grating

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Art is where you find it. I found this sidewalk grating walking along the waterfront.  Its grill of interlaced circles forming a knotwork pattern caught my eye. Artistry in the everyday, utilitarian objects of our lives used to be common but has become unfortunately rare. The center of this mosaic is the original photo, surrounded by eight color variations. The distorted perspective caused by the slight tilt in the original combined with rotating the surrounding grates gives an Escheresque feel to the piece.

Nine Variations on a Grating

Nine Variations on a Grating

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