Eroded tape & rust design on a white post.

Eroded Urban Objects: Layers of Tape

One of the small things that absolutely delights me is layers of tape that have eroded into pieces of accidental art.

An old chair taped up in Mexico City. An old chair taped up in Mexico City

Getting in closer: a taped-up chair seat on nearby Commercial Drive, with the tape looking like sheets of mica.
an abstract of a taped-up chair seat
Sheets of mica, also close-up.Shiny, transparent flakes of Mica, a rock that was often used on lampshades and oven panels in the p[ast
A different view of the same chair, in this case reminding me of the shaggy red bark of a cedar tree in the rain.Abstract diptych of shaggy dark red cedar bark combined with a taped-up chair seat on Commercial Drive

Another abstract of a taped-up chair seat. an abstract of a taped-up chair seat

An abstract of a lamppost with a strip of shiny packing tape.an abstract of a lamppost with a strip of shiny packing tape
A broken window taped-up with danger tape.a broken window taped-up with danger tape

Layers of sun-damaged tape and cut-up posters forming a mural on a wall in Bangkok. layers of tape and cut-up posters form a mural on a wall in Bangkok
Peeling tape and marks left on the surface when the tape strips away the paint. Dark Abstract with Tape Damage
A yellow tape abstract on a bollard. abstract of ripped-off tape and dripped pink on a yellow bollard
Yangon abstract: Broken glass mended with deteriorating packing tape. Yangon Abstract: Broken Glass Mended with Deteriorating Packing Tape

Silver landscape with moon.
silver tape abstractAbstract of weathered clear tape on blue dumpster.  Abstract of weathered clear tape on blue dumpster

X marks the spot in the COVID line-up one year later. X marks the spot in the COVID line-up one year later

Abstract of weathered tape on a faded green lamppost. Abstract of weathered tape on a green lamppost

Weathered sticky tape so old it’s growing lichen…Macro of a texture abstract on a lamppost

Not sure what’s happening here; I see a red pole and want to paint it black, and then add loads of tape….tape on a red lamppost that has been painted black
Ghosts of extremely eroded tape on a black lamppost. ghosts of extremely eroded tape on a black lamppost

Abstract of tape on a metal pole holding a railway signal light.abstract of tape on a metal pole holding the railway signal lights

Eroded tape & rust design on a white post. eroded tape & rust on a white post

Extremely weathered sticky tape kind of reminds me of the bark of a palm tree. abstract diptych combining a macro of cracked palm bark with weathered and cracked tape on a black lamppost

More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Small Things.

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