Saturday, November 25, 2006

curious

windmill
i had plans of taking many photos on my beautiful walk across town on thanksgiving to my friends' house. but i only took this one. (i think i was too busy concentrating on not thinking about the grocery bag chafing my hand and pulling on my shoulder.)

this photo is of part of a scene found in a window near duboce park. the scene has a fall/halloween theme, and this here, is a miniature windmill made of maps (hard to see for the reflection). ever since i've lived in sf, the artist who lives in this house and has a storefront-type window, has put such amazing, imaginative, crazy, beautiful, creepy, stunning pieces in his window. (i'm just going to assume it's a man since the house is in the castro and since i don't want to write his/her, s/he for the remainder of this post. but if any of you know different, do correct.) he changes the window pretty frequently (i'd say monthly or seasonally). i wonder if he has documented all his displays and if he presents his art elsewhere as well, or just here for the neighbors, passersby. i'm very curious. now that there is the cute duboce park cafe on the corner, perhaps i should spy on the house and see who this character is....

have any of you fellow san franciscans seen this window?

wow, i just noticed each spoke (or whatever it's called) has a different state map on it.

8 comments:

kusink said...

WOW what an amazing photo - and art! A wonderful post.

knittingiris said...

Curious, indeed! Great shot. I thought at first it was a reflection in water with some sort of waterwheel.

Anonymous said...

that is around the corner from me...want me to spy?

Anonymous said...

okay, i will spy and i will come and eat cookies too! :)

Anonymous said...

okay, i will spy and i will come and eat cookies too! :)

lisa said...

i have not!! let me know where it is exactly. i want to take a look!

Anonymous said...

I love that window. I've seen him do windows for YEARS. I lived right up the block from there on Stiener for years. Very cool indeed.

Tiffany said...

I love this photo! It's got a negative space feeling about it...you know, which is more important - the black space or the white space? Only with this it's the display or the reflection. So very interesting! I love how you have to really adjust your focus and block out the reflection to see the display (which, btw is very cool and imaginative!)