|The curves in the frame add to the composition|
photo courtesy of Robert Kokotailo
Of course, the bicycle evokes Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory which depicts melting pocket watches. Rather ironic that I kept forgetting my camera.
It seems fairly certain that this is a result of vandalism and not artistic expression but it is the sort of image one just has to share. Apparently, quite a number of people have thought the same about their discoveries of similar bicycles, but have not realized that they were not alone. What about the perpetrators of such events, though? How many of them knew they were evoking Dali? Is it all happenstance or an underground art movement?
I also had to wonder if, by bringing attention to the other examples, I was risking the possibility of more such events. Hopefully not -- I can't imagine that the readers of this blog would go for such a thing. Although very amusing for spectators who realize the connection, it would not be amusing to the owners of the bicycles -- even if they saw the connection.
Today's entry is short because it is my birthday -- the length of tomorrow's entry really depends on how today unfolds...