Thursday, October 19, 2017

Urban sculptures

A new object of interest and a possible project.

A parking stop-go sign, a ventilator, a steel refuse bin, a concrete bench, a metal plant pot — found on the streets of Sheffield, each of these urban sculptures was designed with a specific function in mind, but also intentionally with a certain aesthetic.

The surrounding context or the passage of time have subtly altered the way these objects look, whether to a casual passerby or to the curious eye of the photographer. They have become something other than what they were intended to be. Something more.

I am moved. Sufficiently to make a permanent record. If I were to look, really look, how many more of these would I find?

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