One pun down. Let’s get the obvious musical allusion out of our system right way and then get down to cases. I see a red door and I want to paint it black.
Ready Steady Go – the weekend starts here! (UK pop culture allusion). Now, how about some more color for the sake of color?
Beyond color, now, to representational art on doors. For those who aren’t quite sure, the OED defines representational as that which “seeks to reproduce aspects of the pyhysical world as they appear to the senses, esp. the sight.”
Three shots from 2216 Blake:
This wolf door was a work in progress when I walked by. Mental note to self: go by and see how it is coming along:
This door at 6 Vallejo really pushes the limits of quirky. Even under my most generous interpretation it might not make the grade. But boy is it beautiful. Each panel represents the craft of someone who helped build the house. Lovingly restored by the current owners. Incredible, so included:
At this house, there is a carved panel above the door that doesn’t fit anywhere else so appears here with its friend the door:
Back to quirky painted doors, but with modulation, which OED defines as “the action or process of passing from one key to another in the course of a piece of music.” We are changing here from the key of door doors to the key of garage doors. First, simple colors:
And now to garage door masterpieces:
On Flckr I came across this photo of an early incarnation of the garage door at 2620 California:
Pretty cool too, but not as trippy as the current one.
Another three-parter, on Virginia just below Euclid:
You have seen the old house falling down on the corner of Rose and Spruce. The sleeping porch is completely collapsed onto the rest of the house. You have probably not seen, or noticed, the faint traces of what once was a very colorful garage door with six tableaus. Only three can be discerned now. Ou sont les neiges d’antan?
These doors make me happy. My friend knows of at least one more to add. Great doors! He puts down his crop circles reading.
He looks at the photos. And he says: