January 24, 2018
This entry was posted on January 24, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Dumpsters and Trashcans and was tagged with abstract, dumpster, Florida, photography, rust, Sarasota.
This one is very beautiful; great blue and I like the word as well.
January 24, 2018 at 3:28 AM
Thanks, Harrie. One friend says the word is “Uber,” a kind of taxi service in the U.S. But I think it may be the beginning of “Oberlin,” the town in Ohio. We’ll never know for sure.
January 24, 2018 at 1:02 PM
To me it looks like an ‘o’, and then ‘ober’ sounds pretty German to me…
January 25, 2018 at 6:27 AM
Well, “ober” translates to “upper” in English, and “über” (with the umlaut) translates to “about,” so either way, it could be German that someone forgot to use the umlaut on. I suppose it could be someone’s name, too . . .
January 25, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Brilliant! Just like a painting! Beautiful, Linda
January 24, 2018 at 3:36 AM
Thank you, Peter. I guess it is a painting of sorts.
January 24, 2018 at 1:03 PM
I thought all of these dumpster shots were “paintings of sorts.”
January 24, 2018 at 10:27 PM
You’re really right, Alan. They are all paint on a metal substrate. When there is rust or paper or plastic stickers, they might be considered mixed media.
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January 25, 2018 at 9:26 AM
I think you’re right, it looks more like an interrupted “O” than a “U.” In any case, what a nice sheen, how very coooool the palette is, and how expressive the gestures.
January 24, 2018 at 3:15 PM
It would be really weird if this were the beginning of “Oberlin.” It’s just something I like to think. On the other hand, the cloud shape with rain coming out of it is very Oberlin-like! These colors really are cool, aren’t they. Chilly even.
January 24, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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