Corner of 7th and Pecan, beneath the water tower, because I know you were wondering.
There are amazing secrets in this city, probably most cities, right under our noses.
I like to run, partly for fitness, probably more for my mental health. One of my favorite experinces is, when I am out, stumbling across found art, such as the video above. These, to me, are the sinews and connective tissue of the city. These are monuments, literally in some cases, at the pedestrian level, created by and for residents.
I find that I get to know my town more intimately at 5 miles and hour, than at 55 miles an hour.
Somebody felt so strongly about some message, that they took time and effort to anonymously memorialize it. The painting on the rails above, I discovered, is tied to a mural two blocks away. This connection sent me on an internet hunt. It turns out there is an entire pedestrian art experience laced throughout Elizabeth: Now is Fireworks. Better yet, I haven't found all of the installations!
Below is an ongoing collection of found art, some professional, some of the "folk" variety.
If you come across and great street pieces yourself, please share them with me, wont you?
The mural connected to the video above. Can you find this one?
1429 Bevis Drive