more abstract compositions found on a rusty dumpster


I imagine that many people don’t much notice the nitty-gritty details of places they frequent. I probably don’t much notice many of them myself. But I do have to say that I was rather amused to have noticed that a dumpster that sits next to a parking lot I frequent was swapped out for another dumpster. You see, I had previously admired the patterns made by the rust breaking through the bright blue paint on this particular dumpster. One pattern on the side reminded me of enameled jewelry. (Over a year ago, I posted a collection of photos I had accumulated of details of the patterns made by rust and weathered paint on the sides of dumpsters. The dumpster in question is featured in the top photo of that post.)

Upon realizing that there was a new (at least, new to the location, but certainly not newly fabricated) dumpster, I was happy to observe that the new arrival had its own pretty patterns of rust and striking abstract compositions.


The shapes of this bit remind me of a map, and the colors of earthenware pottery glazes.


The layers of various bright colors remind me again of enamelwork.


And this was just a pleasing abstract composition featuring the letter V. (Or maybe it’s a Y. I think it’s open to interpretation.)

2 responses to “more abstract compositions found on a rusty dumpster

  1. Pingback: chipped and peeled layers of paint | collecting tokens

  2. I see you also see the map interpretation of peeling paint!

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