Thursday, February 19, 2009

Traffic Stopping Art (number 10)

Artforce are the company who organize and allocate Brisbane's traffic signal boxes. Every November they hold a competition for those boxes painted in the previous year. This year's overall winner is shown here. It's called "Renewal" by Scott Moorhead and, according to the Artforce website, is a tribute to 60s optical art. Like the doilies that you find in the windmills of your mind...

Boldly, Moorhead has proceeded with this project despite the inherent hazards of making ones eyes go a bit squiffy at a major intersection. It's on the corner of Grey and Peel streets across the road, appropriately, from the Gallery of Modern Art.


For the other arty traffic signal boxes in the series, click on the TSBs label below.

4 comments:

Julie said...

I love that ... now I know what is in there ... doilies ... such a good picture ... "doilies in the windmill of my mind" ... shall think of ways to use this from this day forth!

Steffe said...

That looks brilliant.

Walker said...

With more and more people off work maybe we will have some painted boxes too.

Martin In Bulgaria said...

Very Australia styled art, understandable!

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