Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Mysterious Junk Garden of Booth Street

I have become mystified by the shifting terrain in front of Chado's Auto Body Shop and Cousin Edy's Garage on Booth Street. At first when the snow melted, I thought the junk had been buried after not being picked up on garbage days. But as a found object artist, some of the junk caught my eye.

Like the broken aquarium. But when I got closer to it, I realized that its placement didn't seem accidental. It seemed more artful.

Then I noticed that other objects seemed to be deliberately arranged.

And almost every day there is a new piece added or the old pieces have been rearranged somehow.

Is it art? Is it outsider art?

[More photos on Flickr]


Anonymous said...

I walk by this art piece often, and I find it disturbingly intriguing. It certainly stops me in my tracks every time I walk by as I try to figure out if there is any meaning to it all. I can't decide if it is art or madness - but maybe that can sometimes be one and the same...


Anonymous said...

My goodness!! After over a week of drought, prior to Mothers' Day, your recent blogs have been most interesting and creative. Gives me something to look forward to every day.
Re today's posting, the piles of junk do look artistically arranged. Someone is having fun.