Gray Squiggly Gravel Smile

Visual TREat squiggly

A sidewalk and an artwork mirror each other

A City sidewalk takes on the fancy-pants art world.   


Visual TREat #6.

When you are on TheRoadsEdge, remember to Look Both Ways.

What have you seen recently that takes on the art world?


Jellyfish Graffiti

TheRoadsEdge Blog Jellyfish Graffiti

I walk by this pink jellyfish often. It’s one of many pink jellyfishes sprayed on the walls in this particular spot in Carroll Gardens. I like it. It’s simple. The artist sprays just enough to create a pile of pink that then drips down and stops – just – in – time. And there you have it, the jellyfish’s tentacles.

So, one day, nearby in the Ikea parking lot, I saw this round cement barrier. It is one of many. And just like with the jellyfish graffiti sprayer, the rain piled up just enough to make the drips all along the outside. Drips that also look like tentacles. And in this case, the whole cement object is pretty much the same shape as a real jellyfish.

How beautiful is that?

  • A pink jellyfish on a wall. Its tentacles created from paint dripping.
  • In the same neighborhood, rain on a concrete ball.

Originally posted to FB on June 18, 2013.  Your response.

Visual TREat #5.


Abstract Skys

TheRoadsEdge Blog, Abstract Skys

Waiting for a train in Hudson, NY. I looked up from my book to see the sky fully lit and glowing. And it reminded me of a painting I had finished weeks earlier – of steel gray clouds passing in front of an horizon orange with the sun setting. Art, meet life. 

 Originally posted to FB on June 5, 2013. Your response.

Iron Flower Pattern

TheRoadsEdge Blog, Iron and flower pattern

Nature is design’s teacher and there are examples of it everywhere. 

  • Nature is design’s teacher. And we have taken creative inspiration from it for ages. That iron door is a great example. The flowers are clustered in rows just like in the photo.
  • Bonus: The little strip of yellow flowers in the photo on the right suggests the little strip of white light along the right edge of the iron gate :)

Originally posted to FB on May 29, 2013. Your response.

Visual TREat #3.


Flower Clouds

Inverted abstraction: what?! Ok, see the flowers? Don’t they take on the same color cluster as the clouds?!


When you are on TheRoadsEdge, don’t forget to Look Both Ways.

 Visual TREat #2.

 Originally posted to FB on May 22, 2013. Your response.

Can you find a similar topsy-turvy? If yes, send the images to me and I’ll post them!

Pink Blossom Abstract

TheRoadsEdge Blog, Pink Blossom Abstract

A real landscape becomes more abstract than an abstract painting of one.

 Crop a portion of your world. Remove the perspective. Everything flattens.

  • In this case, peeking through the gorgeous layer of fallen cherry blossoms are random shapes. Without perspective, it becomes really close to the abstracted landscapes I’ve been working on in the studio.
  • The image on the left? That’s one of my paintings.

Have you ever unwittingly created an abstract landscape?

Originally posted to FB on May 13, 2013. Your response.

Visual TREat #1.