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.


  1. The galvanised abstracts are more to my taste than Rothkos!

    1. 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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