Showing posts with label Graffitti. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Graffitti. Show all posts

Jul 21, 2009


The fine old game of flinging shoes over wires or trees. A shoe tree, not to be confused with the shoe-preservation device of the same name, is a tree or a powerline pole or other wooden object that has been festooned with old shoes.

Shoe trees are generally located alongside a major local thoroughfare, and may have a theme, such as high-heeled shoes. There are currently at least seventy-six such shoe trees in the United States, and an undetermined number elsewhere. There have been many explanations why this happens, but no one really knows for sure. They do make an interesting, though weird, artistic statement.

Knit Graffitti

Equally interesting as the shoe trees and equally weird art are the the knitters that encircle everything from trees to posts to park benches. Examples can be found all over the world. Keep your eyes open and you might be surprised.

OK - that's enough art for today.