A few weeks ago I went to Seven Presidents Beach in Long Branch (NJ) on a warm November day to enjoy the ocean. At the end of my day, as I was leaving, I noticed the way the setting sun was intensifying the colors at this construction site not far from the beach. There was something about the different-colored pipes in-between the rust-colored retaining wall that reminded me of some modern art … scroll down for more.
Here’s a closer look at the details of those vertical multi-colored pipes that I thought were visually interesting. As you can see, the warm glow of the setting sun really intensifies the warm colors:
These vertical “stripes” in the photo reminded me of the paintings of Gene Davis, so I was curious to see what my photo might look like next to a Gene Davis original. So below we have a Photoshopped image, adding my new “pipe painting” on the wall next to a real Gene Davis, as I saw (and photographed) on a trip to Miami last January. The Davis painting is titled “Blue Freak-Out,” 1966, and is in the permanent collection of the Pérez Art Museum in Miami.
This isn’t the first time that I’ve seen things out in the world that remind me of Gene Davis … here’s another one from a trip to Washington D.C.