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The art beneath your feet


I’ve been looking down a lot lately.

The roads, parking lots, sidewalks and curbs, gritty and utilitarian as they are, can be surprisingly beautiful and expressive. A streak of road tar or a splash of paint or maybe a combination of that and the edge of a curb has been capturing my eye. I have been compulsively searching for compositions that seem to be cropping up everywhere I walk or drive. Camera in hand I have been moving from squiggle to mark, almost a danger to myself, as I dodge traffic at times to get that next frame. It’s an on going thing and the current result has been a book of some of the images called “Road Works” and hopefully a show in the near future.



Author: William Bushell

I am an artist living in Victoria, BC Canada. I am primarily a painter and I dabble in photography. My subject matter is mainly abstract that is informed by landscape and the sea along with my experiences and observations. Aesthetic appreciation is the key. Art can be found all around you, from the inside of a flower to an accidental arrangement of stones and driftwood or shadows cast on a roadway.

2 thoughts on “The art beneath your feet

  1. What a beautiful image!!! I look forward to your upcoming book, Bill.
    Best regards,

  2. Thanks, Marianne. The book is available on Blurb. If you click on the link in the text “Road Works” you can preview it.

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