Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Things I Found After the Hurricane

I was feeling intensely restless after Hurricane Irene passed through. There was no subway and the winds were just too wild for cycling. So I took a walk. To my delight, one of those faux antique shepherd's crook street lights was damaged by the storm.

I had no idea of the treasures the neighborhood had to offer on foot. The speed of a bicycle or a car does not do it justice.

There was the pair of carousel horses in front of neighboring homes.

To my surprise, I found that moss does grow in Bushwick...

Although technically I was in Bed Sty when I found the moss.

I met a cat that looked like Coco wearing a sunburst mask.

She was also a bit slimmer, truth be told.

There was some of my favorite sheeting that seems a bit synthetic and frays like a hippie's scarf. It was pearly white and fluttering in the wind.

I wondered if the seed for my visitor flower came from here.

This poster left me questions; was it a failed silk screen slapped up in disgust? Did the artist intend to leave the mouth empty? Who is behind those eyes? Who or what is conk?

Wrapping things up was a little bit more moss creating patterns on the cheap wood and brownstone.

1 comment:

Gabrielle Jeromy said...

The environment also seems a bit raw after hurricanes. The things that were flown by the wind can be replaced, but the dents on fences and walls, the plants misaligned... they all bear the markings of the storm.