Where I stood, at Dlectricity!

Ah, the welcoming sidewalks of Detroit.   The blood had washed away in the rain, but the spray paint remains to remind you.

Mark and I went down to midtown Friday night to check out the Dlectricity festival.   What a blast!

My personal favorite, Velociplosion is a tangible bike explosion in space, by Chidester and Malek.

Let’s Dance at MOCAD, where you could dance, warm up, drink, and eat cotton candy.   Let’s Dance by Olsen.

Work by Moffett.

These lasers shooting out of the Charles H. Wright Museum were by Mattern, and looked especially great in the rain.   The raindrops caught the laser light so you could see the beams.

Whale by Oliver was an ever changing painting of a nearly life-sized frolicking whale.

This was also exceptional, Dolefullhouse was an animated projection of hands filling a doll house on the back of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

This is only a small sampling of all the craziness going on, I hope Dlectricity comes back every year!

Where I stood, in Livonia

feet with orange

Walking the nature trails of Rotary Park in Livonia.   Someone walked before me, with lots of spray paint.

fish

blue dude

kolo91

pink circle

orange star

your butt

spiral

question

pink heart

happy face

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Where I stood..

Last week I was standing amongst the graffiti of New York.   Art is everywhere!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Where I stood..

This wonderful snake graffiti lives outside the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Yesterday was the Shadow Art Fair, where many, including Jill, sold there wares. It is a wonderful place for an art fair, a very affordable fair at that, and wonderful beer, especially their Espresso Love Breakfast Stout. Truly an amazing brew, what I refer to as an “oooo” beer, one that makes me go “oooo”.

Thursday I managed to drag my sainted mother around quite a bit of Ann Arbor to check out more art fair wares. We saw such amazing things, so many artists who truly put their hearts and souls in their work. We did not die of heatstroke, we took our time and drank water, and we had a blast!

Today, the Old Village Car Show, it will be another great time!

Oh, and thanks, Lynn, for the photo of my feets, since I’m not bright enough to remember my camera!

BMC factory

This is the BMC factory in Plymouth. It has been (obviously) vacant for many years, and used as graffiti canvas. It is beyond vast on the inside, much larger than you would imagine when looking at the front of the building. Absolutely beautiful, cathedral-like when you get inside, but undoubtedly it was a terrible place to have worked. They will start tearing it down this weekend. I’m glad I got a good look at it before it’s gone!