"Art" is in the eye of the beholder.

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© Nancy Richard
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UploadedAugust 3, 2011
TakenJuly 31, 2011
ModelCanon PowerShot SX10 IS
Exposure1/640 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length78.205 mm
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For more than 36 years, Corita Kent's art has punctuated Boston's skyline at Commercial Pt. in Dorchester on a gas tank. It has been the subject of much controversy. People see many things in its simplicity... Freud, sports stars, oriental philosophers, etc..

Art is and always will be controversial and open to interpretation. That is its nature. (Even the waltz was once considered improper. ) Time has a way of moderating all art, while exposing pornography as the trash it is.

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  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    Art inspires imagination, and this certainly does that! A wonderful statement, Nancy, and a fabulous shot to bear it out. I find this uplifting....much more exciting than a plain white tank.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    Love this!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    great photo!!like it

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    Great capture and narrative, Nancy. I thought it serendipitous that this was the spotlighted shot, just as I was reading your title: http://jpgmag.com/photos/2189787

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    I love this, Nancy. Did you know that from the shore side, the blue stripe contains a portrait of Ho Chi Minh?

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    Art is what I live for...I wouldn't know how to be without it, I wished I could paint our water tanks around the city :)

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (3 Aug 2011):

    Love it when they display art like this. Have seen water towers back home that they've done this too.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    glorious shot!!!so nice find with colours!!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    lol,, sure makes an eye-sore item much more appealing to see... love it !!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    coo shot

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    I love the way the tank is painted! Don's link is the very reason I am stepping away from JPG, although at least the photo is not (at this moment) spotlighted.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    nice shot

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2011):

    a neat find and a neat photo. i love the tank !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    What a great way to dress up an ugly thing. It now adds to the view instead of retracting. Keep those wonderful images coming Nancy. They will eventually over power the bad.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Aug 2011):

    Excellent. When you pass it on the interstate you can see the profile of Ho Chi Minh...or at least we always thought so...

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (12 Aug 2011):

    Cool shot. Got all the primary colors going there..

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (1 Oct 2011):

    Great series

  • Rich Sylvester

    Rich Sylvester gave props (3 Oct 2011):

    I used ride by this on the way to Boston, many times. Looks nice now, good shot. I remember it use to be a green color.

  • Denise Regan

    Denise Regan said (16 Feb 2014):

    I also remember this from my childhood. Thanks for sharing.

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