scraggy bark combined with graffiti on a wall

A Dialogue Between Natural / Unnatural Textures

I have been attempting a new series inspired by my COVID walks through back alleys and deserted park areas by creating a series of diptychs that are a dialogue between the natural (tree bark) and the unnatural (urban decay). I posted my first set here, under Something Different and my second set under Accidental Art from Dumpsters and Concrete Forms.

Dialogues between Natural & Unnatural Textures.

Snake Bark Maple is bright green with white stripes, here combined with the scraped paint on the hull of a small rowboat. white striped green Snake Bark Maple together with an abstract of a scraped boat hull

Abstract of telephone pole covered with torn and stapled posters combined with an image of the shaggy tree bark of what I think is a young Spruce.Abstract of telephone pole covered with torn and stapled posters combined with an image of shaggy tree bark

Scraggy bark with greenish lichen combined with graffiti on a wall.scraggy bark combined with graffiti on a wallThe first ones came together very quickly, but for this next set I am slowing down and wandering further afield into Asia, Europe and Mexico.

Abstract diptych. 1st half, a mouldy wall with yellow peeling paint, an interesting texture. 2nd half, a wall of a Bronze Age home at Tanum in Sweden, made up of alternating panels of both the orange inner bark and the white outside bark of the birch tree.Diptych abstract of a Bronze Age wall made up of alternating panels of both the orange inner bark and the white outside bark of the birch tree, at Tanum in Sweden, compared with a mouldy wall with orange paint that is peeling, interesting in its own way

Abstract diptych. 1st half, another mouldy wall this one with yellow peeling paint. The 2nd half is a close-up of the Bronze Age home at Tanum in Sweden showing just the white exterior bark of the birch tree,where I have overlaid a panel of yellow to create a conversation.Diptych abstract of a Bronze Age wall made up of panels of the white outside bark of the birch tree, at Tanum in Sweden, compared with a mouldy wall with yellow paint that is peeling, interesting in its own way

Off to Mexico with this Banyan tree and its aerial roots combined with random wires in front of a cerveza sign. Banyan tree aerial roots combined with random wires in front of a cerveza sign

I tried something different here – palm bark in Singapore overlaid with an abstract of a stack of paint trays.Palm bark in Singapore overlaid with an abstract of a stack of paint traysMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture.

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