Lately I seem to keep running into accidental abstracts of drips.
It started in late January, when I decided to try using my first smart phone for a photo shoot of the Chinese New Year parade. On the way I passed an abstract of a willow tree reflection in pond ripples and it looked like dripping paint.
This initial dripping willow image is one of the few to make it as I later found out that my computer was so old (10 years) that it did not recognize the standard ‘.heic’ photo from a phone. I could see what they looked like on the phone but it took a lot of time attempting various ways of translating them into something that my computer would recognize.
There were a lot of drippy photos that day, and some of them are not going to show up in a blog until I buy a new computer. However, most of my iPhone photos were of the parade, and I did take some drippy photos with my regular camera.
This abstract is of dripping water damage and black mold in Chinatown’s Sun Yat Sen Garden.
This black-painted brick wall in Chinatown has been graffitied (sort of) with very drippy silver spray paint. I suspect the ‘artist’ got fascinated by the drippy effect and just went for great swaths of it rather than your normal tagging, I know I would have.
One last photo from that day, an abstract of dripping condensation on a window.
Since then I have noticed a lot of of dripping graffiti, so many that I expect that spray paint has been reformulated in a way that makes it hard to avoid drips.
Standard ‘classic’ graffiti with drips.
Try to tag with major dripping effects, ending up with a piece that makes me think of some modern Japanese artists.
A natural drip effect in this abstract of rusty drips on a metal garage door.
I do have a lot more drip shots on my phone (which will not show up for awhile), but it does seem to me that drips are the new and up and coming thing.
Searching through my archives I have only found a few other drip shots, such as this red paint ‘rain’ on a turquoise blue porta-potty.
Paint drips and a hinge on a metal locker of some sort.
I am sure I must have more but these were the only ones that showed up under ‘drip’ in my search.
I leave with an older abstract drip diptych of Natural: Tree in the Rain / Unnatural: Spray-Painted Locker.
For more of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Abstracts.
10 thoughts on “Accidental Abstracts of Drips”
I really like this! Good on you to see them, most people’d just walk on by.
This walking around and shooting masses of macros is a legacy of my COVID walks, especially the winter of 2020 when I was mostly walking in alleys and side streets, and there was very little to take photos of – unless I got in really close. So in a way COVID opened up a different world for me…
I think it has for all of us, even if in different ways.
I’ll give it a go next time I go for a walk 🙂
Art can therefore also arise purely from coincidence…. a whole separate series.
Noticing tiny accidental art pieces has been part of my life since my early COVID walks down alleys and places where no one else went. It’s been quite the experience!
Most interesting selection!
It’s always fun when something catches my eye and then a whole new series appears…
These abstract drips are all so cool. I love the blue and red with the two eyes. 😀 😀
Who knew a Porta-Potty could be gorgeous!