Today’s photo shows two photographers taking photos of an umbrella art display. We found this display at midtown on a walk along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. The wind was high and the umbrellas put on an interesting dance. Following is a video showing the umbrella dance (the video is 33 seconds long so give it a moment to download).
This unique signage was found in the South End near uptown Charlotte. A little research finds that the Boone Oakley catch phrase is “We give ambitious brands an unfair advantage”. Research also found that their signage and website has includes humor. I especially like one of their web pages showing a glass of beer and the message that “we offer 401(k) and more importantly A 401(k)eg”. Also, their website has several short videos integrated in their banners. The videos also reflect humor.
Today’s photo is a simple snap of a sign which caught my eye. The sign was found in the South End which is close to uptown Charlotte. There are many and small touches such as this sign. There is a “discovery around every corner”
Today’s photo shows an art display called Seating ReArrangements. The art was created by Ellie Richards and the sign says “Seating ReArrangements is an engaging composition of ten motion-illuminated chairs on the Dilworth Artisan Station Plaza. Viewable from the Rail Trail, visitors will be invited by rotating colors of embedded LED lights within plywood chairs to this socially-distanced seating arrangement”.
There is an outstanding photo, of the art display, on their website. I wish I had than the photo.
Today is Theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is mirrors. Our theme contribution is this art display found in Charlotte. The name of the display is Covid Confessional and you quickly note that it is focused on social distancing. The art display is set of iridescent curved walls, with a six foot radius, that are activated by light. The walls includes color and reflection.
We also took a selfie which shows the reflective (i.e. mirror) nature of the display. However, we have no Covid transgressions to confess. Actually, we have been very careful and look forward to the pandemic ending.
I’m sharing a photo of this mural because I admire the message which is conveyed. The mural is called Dear Frontline and was created by Kate Deciccio.
With a little Google research I found that the “mural was funded by Dear Frontline, a community art initiative managed and produced by Big Bowl of Ideas, a Black-owned creative public affairs firm from Los Angeles”. But what I am most impressed with is “Dear Frontline also allows you to write a message and send an online postcard to a frontline worker.” Do that here.
Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in Uptown Charlotte. The name of the sculpture is commerce and it depicts a minor pouring gold on a bankers head. It looks like Alan Greenspan may have posed as the banker :)
Life goes on and people are still enjoying Uptown Charlotte. As shown in today’s photo; people are posing for photos at popular sites such that the Fire Bird in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The Fire Bird is made from mirrors and is affectionately known as “Disco Chicken” by area residents.
What I like most about this photo is the couple in the background.
The title, of this globe, is Unplugged Fun. The plaque shares the concept that getting outside and playing catch is good for your health and for the health of the planet. Following is an except from the plaque:
Luckily the Charlotte community and Mecklenburg county is home to more than 200 parks and has over 21,000 acres of open space .. When fun is unplugged, kids will get more exercise and become more creative while reducing their carbon footprint.
Note that the artist were students from Francis W. Parker School.
Joining the Bernie meme craze, we are sharing this photo of Bernie enjoying music in Uptown Charlotte. I thought it was very cool that Bernie put his meme photo on a tee-shirt and “100% of the proceeds go toward Meals on Wheels Vermont”.
Today’s photo shows one of my favorite Cool Globes in Uptown Charlotte. It is called Recycling and is specific to contact lenses. I like this globe because of the beautiful painting and I like the message. Following is an excerpt from the plaque on the globe.
Contact lenses are small enough to be considered a microplastic in terms of pollution .. adding to the hundreds of thousands of tons of microplastic floating in our oceans .. recycling .. through sites like Terracycle.
Apples on a windowsill were found in the 4th ward of Uptown Charlotte. I think there is a song by that title. Also, there are numerous internet images of apples on a windowsill. However, I don’t know why this would be done. So I googled the subject. Following are a few possibilities.
Storing apples on your windowsill is likely to increase the amount of healthy polyphenols in their skin
from the poem “The act of loving” by Karen Ethelsdattar
Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in the Two Wells Fargo Center plaza. I share the photo because of the concept of offering a helping hand. Also, the photo was shared because of my efforts to chose scenes which include people. In the background you will notice a gentleman enjoying the sun. Also, a family is enjoying a meal.
Today’s photo shows a glimpse of an art display at the Mint Museum. Unfortunately we are not attending indoor events. Fortunately, the exhibit is on display through September 6th and my age category will be vaccinated before then.
The Mint Museum website shares the following description of the art we caught a glimpse of:
Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat’s Foragers is a monumental work of art spanning four stories and 3,720 square feet in Mint Museum Uptown’s Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. A myriad of vibrant panels that give the illusion of stained glass fill the atrium’s 96 windows and weave a story of women who labor to build the communities that form the spine of modern society.