Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rainbow Stalking

Yes, yes, I know, posts have been brief of late...I've been distracted with holidays, other writing projects, and stalking rainbows. They are wily, colorful beasts that appear out of the rain. 

Rainbow quarry cornered heading
 toward I-95 in Miami, 12/11/11.
It turns out, the rainbow ends at a brick
apartment building in NE DC, or did today, 12/27/11. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wynwood Art Walk, Miami

On the 2nd Saturday of every month, the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami has an art walk.  Over 60 galleries open their doors.  
Wall of Art

All I can say is: go. You'll love it. The art ranges from massive murals on the walls of former factories to precise oils to metal dragonflywoman sculptures. Moonlight and warm Florida breezes carry eclectic music out into the street. Industrial buildings include an auto body shop that somehow adds to the urban art feel.  You can stop by a food truck and pick up something tasty if you're feeling peckish. Kids, families, hipsters, art-ers, tourists: it's a lively crowd where everyone is welcome.

And the art: amazing.     

Building-wide mural
She looks like a dragonfly to me.

Note the deer in front of the green hulk
(and to the left of Neil's butt)
Moon over Murals

Murals in Wynwood Walls area

The painting on the right is called "The Three Graces." As
with all these pieces, I neglected to write down
artist names. I particularly wish I had for that one -
gorgeous work.   
Wynwood Walls
Neil and his new friends
The Infamous

Saturday, December 10, 2011

See You Later, Alligator

Sign by lake
Not only did they feel it necessary to put up a sign, they also passed a law about it. Who doesn't know enough to stay away from an alligator? A lot of people, apparently.