Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Buried Treasure - Kiosk Art

It's time again for "Buried Treasure" - every year  Seth Apter of The Altered Page invites his readers to re-post a favourite blog entry and then lists them on his blog.  It becomes a wonderful blog hop and a great way to find blogs you might not otherwise come across.

This post first published in March 2011 following our trip to Portland, I love the decayed papers so much, I wanted to share them again



In Portland every telephone pole was covered in
posters, notices, flyers and announcements.


Some were in the process of being cleaned off,
leaving amazing bits and pieces and detritus behind.


Beautiful artworks in themselves.


I couldn't resist capturing them on film
and sharing them with you.

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. I, too, am always fascinated by the layers of decaying flyers we see when we visit Portland or when I walk around the University District here in Seattle. Thanks for digging up this bit of Buried Treasure.

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    1. I was so fascinated by the pictures I took that I printed several of them out to use as pages in one of my journals.
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  2. Beautifully tattered ... I love it!

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    1. Kim - Yes, we all love that distressed look don't we?!
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  3. The texture is absolutely marvelous!

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    1. Elle - I loved the way the paper scraps that had gotten damp looked so organic - like strange fungi.
      Erin

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  4. Love these - especially the final one. Next time I'm strolling round town you know what I'll be looking out for!! Thanks for re-posting.

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    1. Annie - I like that one too - the staples are so cool!
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  5. I love it when I find the artful in the ordinary! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ruth - I couldn't believe how cool these looked when I downloaded the photos!
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  6. Did I miss this one the first time? I know I've been following you for years... But these are so groovy. I want to wear them.

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    1. Chris - I've always admired your sense of style!
      Erin

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