I have written here about some of the dilemmas I come up against when I ‘find’ in my environment something that feels to me like art. I don’t want to intellectualise it too much now. The wall pictured here reminded me of early 20th century constructivist art. Some of the painted boats pictured here of mid-20th century precursors of pop art by Jasper Johns or Robert Rauschenberg. But I have yet to disentangle the multiple strands of meaning that are engaged with each other when a representation of a seen object evokes a work of art which is itself assembled (like one of Rauschenberg’s ‘combines’) partly from found objects or inspired by what is seen in an urban environment where there is a constant tension between decrepitude and renewal.
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