Monday, June 15, 2009

foreign body

the most basic of figurative depiction enlivened by graphic descriptions in chinese characters and arabic script (?) around its apparently female salient features...
I have no idea what it is signifying, but my first instinct was something health or medical-related...??...any decipherer or decoder out there?

[Thanks to Adam for his colourful post a while ago on Rue Dénoyez, which I wandered onto recently and found this paste-up and other wildly primitive vibes and vignettes... this is also a flow-out to his thing for drainpipe "art"!]

6 comments:

Adam said...

This one is fantastic - I wish that I'd found it! Actually I should be publishing another one this week, and I like the idea of 'drainpipe art'!

Gina V said...

Thanks, Adam...thought of you right away!...also found another "deer" hiding under the overhang of a building...
We should hold a contest for best pasted and/or drainpipe art, just because they are so momentary!

Owen said...

Gina, I think you may have stumbled on a strangely coded message from the outer reaches of the drainpipe galaxy containing the hidden meaning of life, the universe, and everything... an excellent find.

The usual Paris drainpipe messages are much more mundane affairs concerning at best massages and at worst other services which require telephoning portable telephone numbers...

Gina V said...

Thank you, Owen! It always amazes me what gets transmitted so publicly on such messages and to read the weirdly wondrous workings of another's mind!

Peter said...

Since I saw Adam's examples of "drainpipe art", I have tried to keep my eyes open, but so far never discovered anything so good! Bravo! (I will keep looking!) :-)

Gina V said...

Merci, Peter! They come and go so quickly, these ephemeral pieces of paper - torn off, covered over, mushed by the rain...so just a matter of being at the right place at the right time!
Love your new profile photo...very mysterious - the baby has grown up!!