Tree bark with orange lichen combined with a rusty dumpster with cracked metallic blue paint

Dialogues Between Tree Bark & Abstract Textures

There’s not much out there to photograph in Vancouver at this time of year.

Mostly I’ve been busy taking macros of ‘abstract textures’ found on dumpsters and lampposts, and combining them with macros of ‘tree bark’ that have interesting similarities and differences.

These two photos were sitting next to one another in my photos of Mexico City and I noticed an interesting dialogue happening between the two of them which set me off on a different sort of exploration. 
Abstract of grey tree bark and grey wall, both with splotches of orange paintThe rest of these ‘diptychs’ (except for the last) were taken in Vancouver during COVID. This is a fallen tree ‘collaged’ with a rusty cement mixer. Abstract combo collage of the bark on a fallen tree bark combined with a rusty cement mixerTree bark with orange lichen combined with a rusty dumpster with cracked metallic blue paint.Abstract combo collage of tree bark with orange lichen combined with a rusty dumpster with cracked blue paintA combo of a dumpster with graffiti and a fallen tree, debarked, with insect tunnels. The patterns made by insects always look like some ancient script or runes, and besides, graffiti seems to me to often be a modern form of some indecipherable script. Abstract combo of tree bark with worm tunnels and dumpster with graffitiA collage of tree bark and scratched paper on a black lamppost.Abstract combo of tree bark and scratched paper on a black lamppostThese two were taken over on Vancouver Island in February just before COVID hit; peeling paint on a rusty dumpster combined with the peeling bark of an Arbutus tree. Abstract combo collage of bright green and rust bark of the Arbutus tree combined with cracked paint on a dumpsterMore of the Friendly Friday Challenge: Something Different.

8 thoughts on “Dialogues Between Tree Bark & Abstract Textures

  1. You certainly have an artist’s eye to see these visual dialogs. Fascinating. I have never thought to look so closely at dumpsters. I wonder what else I’ve been missing? 🙂

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