Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ordinary into extraordinary


I just noticed these paintings on the electrical boxes for the Union Pacific Railroad last week on my way to the Rio Hondo golf club. I was going out this evening to take some pictures when my wife showed me some pictures posted by Mario Guerra on Instagram of the same objects. I wanted to see the boxes up close so I went anyway and then decided I would post my photos also. This one is on the east side of Old River School Road just south of Firestone Blvd. You can see a lock in the middle that is painted to fit in with the rest of the scheme. What detail.

DSC_0265This red one is on the diagonal corner to the yellow one.

It is a great talent to turn a cold gray box into a colorful piece of art. Thanks, Downey, for commissioning these paintings.

“You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is.”
~ Rebecca West, The Fountain Overflows

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