Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Street Art in Brooklyn

My quick trip to Brooklyn a few weekends ago included one incredibly beautiful fall day, and my walk through several neighborhoods yielded a small harvest of photos to share.

Colorful painted mural on a brick wall
Cortelyou Road, on the side of the Flatbush Food Co-op.

Terra cotta colored metal rooster, part of a fence above decorative brick
On or near H Street in Midwood near Flatbush.

Graffiti on wall above construction
The H Street train station in Midwood -- the southbound platform was closed for reconstruction.

8 story building painted with a colorful car mural
Park Slope, across the street from the Park Slope Co-op.

Five shiny metal sculptures that look like splatted amoebas attached to a brick commercial building
On 7th Avenue in Park Slope.

Wide painted mural of elephants in a range of style from manga to mechanistic
Elephants in Dumbo (a neighborhood so named because it is Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

Kokopelli-like metal cut-out sculptures in a range of bright colors
Metal sculptures in Dumbo. Note the Manhattan Bridge arch in the background; there was a band playing inside the archway.

Tree bark that looks like camouflage
And the coolest street art of all, since it's everywhere -- the bark of the trees of Brooklyn.


Ms Sparrow said...

More proof that "Art Happens". If I should ever go to New York, I would love to go with you!

Renee said...

You remind me of the little girl in the book Small Beauties by Elvira Woodruff:
From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5: Darcy Heart OHara, the only daughter in a large Irish family, lives in a small cottage in Pobble OKeefe in the 1840s. Born with a gift of seeing small beauties, she finds rocks, petals, and feathers and slips them into the hem of her ragged dress. The family reluctantly emigrates to America, and it is Darcys small beauties that remind them of their old home and give them strength to move on in their new one.

You have a gift for seeing small beauties, too.

Daughter Number Three said...