Monday, May 14, 2012
Keeping Up With Developments
Yesterday afforded another opportunity for a stroll alongside the ‘double black lines’ corrective road markings, & another encounter, photographically documented, with an example of aluminium can ‘roadkill’ found thereupon, this still life object particularly compressed to a state of flatness that allows for a little Greenbergian play, & consideration, as habitual, of the grey two-closely-toned ground upon which it rests as something of a Modernist Minimalist monochrome, painterly-textured picture plane.
In one of those serendipitous occurrences, those pleasing correspondences, the stripe that forms part of branded design upon the surface of the can relates rather well to the parallel stripes of the road markings.
On the football front, how jolly it was that Manchester City should become Premiership champions with two goals in added time clawing a necessary 3-2 victory over QPR from the very verge of calamitous defeat, allowing City to pip to the honour the neighbouring club who have made a deflating habit of such brinkmanship over a period of too many years. Such enjoyment was severely compromised, though, by Gainsborough Trinity’s defeat in the Blue Square Conference North play-off final & consequent failure to gain promotion: absolutely gutted.