Steam Punk Curb Art

Bisbee Arizona is an artistic community nestled in the Mule Mountains of Southern Arizona.  It’s an once was copper mining town that still holds the old world charm of Victorian and European influenced architecture.  As we strolled along its quaint streets with rustic bars, art galleries and historic hotels there was much to take in. I was on a photo-shoot mini vacation with family.  David, my brother-in-law, is also a photography buff and we had planned this trip just for the photography.  He and I were in direct competition to see who could find the best photo ops and I’m still not sure who won. Probably both of us! He’s taught me a lot about composition and used to teach photography.  We were just talking a short while ago that it’s time to go on another photo-shoot.

When I came along this old patched fence of rusted galvanized tin siding it hit the mark.  This section looked just as though someone had taken a paint brush to it and created a fine abstract.  The strips of tans, galvanized grays and splashes of dark red and blue paint were a perfect combination.

Another special find was what I coined curb art. I’m not sure if I’m the first to used the phrase but it fits perfectly for this find.  The image is of a street curb painted for caution to stop someone from falling down the steps.  I loved the combination of red, yellow and aqua green.  Again, another example of real world abstract.
This weekend vacation was spent exploring all through Southern Arizona where we also visited Tucson,  Ramsey Canyon Preserve and the Tucson Air & Space Museums.  All offered fine photo opportunities and those will be shared with you this NaBloPoMo month.

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Categories: Arizona, Photography


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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2 Comments on “Steam Punk Curb Art”

  1. November 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    The galvanised abstracts are more to my taste than Rothkos!


    • November 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

      Thanks! I had to look up Rothkos to find out what you were talking about. Paint me dumb. Well, I learned something new today. 🙂


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