The Dumpsters of Oberlin 47
August 7, 2017
This entry was posted on August 7, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Dumpsters and Trashcans, Surfaces and was tagged with abstract, dumpster, Oberlin, photography, rust.
THIS is an interesting slice of the blue dumpster pie! I like the splotch, it looks like so many living things – a dandelion seed, a barnacle, Mt. Fugi… Then there are the white dribbles and the rusty bits, the darker blue background scratches, the smears and traces – fun!
August 7, 2017 at 6:14 PM
I was thinking barnacle, too, but hadn’t considered the other options for this feature. This blue dumpster and its adornments kept looking like sky or water to me. Thanks, as always, Lynn, for your comments.
August 7, 2017 at 7:10 PM
BTW the title of the series, The Dumpsters of Oberlin, is also brilliant – sounds simple but it has such weight, such good associations.
August 7, 2017 at 6:15 PM
Glad you feel the weight of the series title, Lynn. I am serious about these photographs even as I laugh and get a kick out of them.
August 7, 2017 at 7:12 PM
I love the fanning growth patterns on these latest shots 🙂
August 9, 2017 at 3:26 AM
Thanks, Alastair. I love that you can see them as growth patterns. I suppose they are a variant of the usual craquelure pattern.
August 9, 2017 at 9:18 AM