Found Art

Do you like seeing beauty in everyday things? Have you seen things wherever you go that look like art?

I was walking along the museums in DC last Sunday when I saw this on the sidewalk. Probably just some dried juice or soda but it made a pretty pattern.

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This is such a great idea. I like to call this the “American Beauty Effect” after that scene when Wes Bentley’s character blisses out over a plastic bag in the wind.

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Art is where you find it, there are no real rules when it comes to art.

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Water is one of the best places to look for this kind of naturally-occuring art. I found these air bubbles trapped in the slime at the bottom of a water mirror and found them hypnotic. They reminded me of masago, or frog eggs.

Masago de Aire by David Cabrera, en Flickr

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Parking garage in West LA.

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Brings HR Giger to mind

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This brought trypophobia to mind.

Not entirely in line with the original post, but what happened to me today cannot possibly be more literally “found art”. Walking near the beach I found a bag with something covered in bubble wrap. Assuming it was someone’s I sat down nearby and read for a bit. After no one came for the package or even paid much attention to it, I got close enough to read the note on it:

Brought it home, and here it is, truly magnificent:


Quick search has revealed this is the artist’s, Isaac thom Glasgow’s M.O.

One of the most random and best finds of my life.

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How fortunate! Wish I lived close to that beach. What an awesome art piece. I love stained glass.

Hope you are keeping well and staying safe. :mask: