Saturday, July 18, 2020

Pic(k) of the Week: Decatur Self-Storage mural

Decatur Self-Storage mural

In 2000, Atlanta-based artist Angela Bond painted a mural of cats on the side facade of a self-storage business building in Scottdale, Georgia. I've driven by the artwork several times in the past few years. Last week, I finally decided to take its picture.

If not quite stopping to smell the roses, it was taking the time to appreciate what I had taken for granted. 12 July 2020.

Here's what Ms. Bond wrote about herself and her art:
I studied art and business at Georgia State University, but my unorthodox style has developed over many years with numerous influences. Early on, my painting style was influenced by working with mosaics. I use the background color as a negative to build up the foreground positively in order to create a three-dimensional form. As my graphic/ hard edge style has evolved, there has become a strong influence by Pop Art and Fauvism. The influence of Pop Art is seen instantly in my graphic style and my use of everyday, ordinary creatures. You can see Fauvism’s influence with the large plains of bold color that I use and the reduction of colors to a minimum. Also, I am drawn to various paintings by Matisse where he uses intricate patterns on rugs and background designs.

Clicking on the photo takes you to Flickr where you can see a larger image.. And, here's a tryptic also showing greater detail:

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 29 of 52, for year 2020. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
    • Settings: 40 mm | 1/400 | ISO 200 | f/6.3
    • Panoramic stitch (9)
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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