February 13, 2022
Here are some 2008 photographs I took in Sarasota and Cortez, Florida, of buildings and other objects of the built environment.
This entry was posted on February 13, 2022 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Photography and was tagged with bicycle, buildings, Cortez, fan, Florida, Sarasota, traffic cone.
I especially love the first one.
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February 13, 2022 at 9:09 PM
Thanks, Mary Ellyn. We would see this sight walking to Sarasota’s farmers market. The reflections were never quite the same.
February 13, 2022 at 9:12 PM
You have such an impeccable eye for the joy of shape.
February 13, 2022 at 9:32 PM
Thank you, Johnny. I’m happy to hear that you are responding to “the joy of shape.” Things like shape, line, and color—the qualities of form—interest me more than the object itself. Nice to know that my take resonates with you.
February 18, 2022 at 2:19 PM
I love the first one. . .
February 13, 2022 at 9:53 PM
Thanks, Lynda. I took it standing near Burns Court on Orange Street looking toward downtown. You’ve probably seen these buildings.
#8 reminds me a lot of the picture you just sent of the tree on that grey day with the winter sun. Only, one is of angles created by ladders, fencing, and construction stuff made by men. The other is of angles made by a tree spookily lit by this dim orb behind it (and I really like it). You are fabulous!
February 13, 2022 at 9:57 PM
I like the connection you draw, Kathy. I have to argue with the “fabulous” part, though, knowing myself as I do.
February 18, 2022 at 2:20 PM
4, 8, 9 – sublime! (does that rhyme?)
February 14, 2022 at 1:31 AM
Yes, it does! It’s good to know which ones you think work best, Alex. Thanks.
Fine set, Linda! Love the first one; kind of cubism..
February 14, 2022 at 4:07 AM
Thanks, Harrie. Yes, Cubism—or Rectangle-ism.
February 18, 2022 at 2:21 PM
The fourth shot with the bike is an exceptional find. Don’t you love when that happens?
February 14, 2022 at 11:12 AM
Glad you like that one, Ken. Thanks. Yes, bike fragments surrounded by minimalism. A gift.
Really nice photos. I love the “sneak peak” shots of the bike and the orange cones!
February 15, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Thank you, Clare. “Sneak peak” shots—fun way to interpret them.
February 18, 2022 at 2:22 PM
What a nice roundup! The bike is outstanding and seems to be one of those photos that would win contests or be on the cover of a major magazine. it’s such a visual surprise. The next photo requires more of the viewer and I love that one, too, for the amusing color harmonies between the statue and bush. The fan photo is beautifully processed to my eye and has a powerful presence. #7 is pure fun – not just the cones but the way one’s at an angle and that takeout drink cup. I like the chaotic diagonals in #8. It reminds me of NYC. Of the remaining five my favorites are the last two, for their subtlety. Florida, and not a palm tree in sight! 😉
February 15, 2022 at 3:04 PM
We don’t often have chances to take such simple photos as the one of the bike, do we. Happy it appeals to you. Glad you get the point of the next photo; I wondered if it was too subtle. That fan photo has powered three other works based on a drawing I made of it and turned into a linocut, then printed on fabric, embroidering on top of one. To my mind, the traffic cones make a triangle with the take-out cup, and I liked how the cones are almost mirrored in the doorways. Thanks for all your observations, Lynn.
February 18, 2022 at 2:23 PM
You have me wide-eyed with curiosity about the fan photo variations. My best, oldest (I mean for the longest time!) friend, also Linda, would be immensely curious, too. She and I have talked many times about turning various images into printed fabric. Maybe you can email me a photo of the drawing and/or print on fabric someday. Have a good weekend!
February 18, 2022 at 8:31 PM
My first reaction was that there were going to be 2008 photographs and then I quickly realized that there were 2008 photographs. 🙂 More wonderful observations. #9 resembles some of the ice I find with those radiating lines.
February 16, 2022 at 5:12 AM
Thanks, Steve. I probably have 2008 photographs of Florida, but I promise not to show them all. I wish I could remember what’s going on in #9. It sure isn’t ice (but I know what you mean). It may be plastic that is meant to obscure what is being constructed behind it and that developed a hole someone closed up with aluminum foil. That’s a big guess.
That’s a good guess. I’ll elaborate and suggest whatever that is in the middle caused the hole. Maybe a scrunched up pie tin.
February 18, 2022 at 5:12 PM
I think you could be right, Steve. It looks thicker than regular aluminum foil.
February 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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