Monday, October 24, 2011

alexander's garden

Art is everywhere.
It appears wherever someone stakes a claim.
Here in our neighborhood,
a seven-year-old kid named Alexander works his magic
 on the street corner in front of his house.  

He's carefully laid out an extensive collection of treasures
right there on the sidewalk for all the world to enjoy.

For instance, right there below the fossilized ammonite
 is one of the finest arrowheads I've ever seen.

And now, here's what I consider to be 
Alexander's absolute tour de force...

But wait...
If that weren't enough,
he has an installation directly across the street.
Yes, that's a dollar affixed with Bondo. 
I call it the $1 hydrant.
Garrett doesn't know what he thinks of it.

I suppose that for a dog, it's kind of like
Duchamp's urinal.


Bob Lafond said...

Sam, I think the dog is wondering about the dollar bill.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Poor Garrett. That's a bit like the days when it cost a dime to use a stall in the ladies room.

I hope Alexander has read up on Feng Sui so he knows that arrow shouldn't point towards his house. He has a nice collection.

andrea said...

Ha! I love the Duchamp reference. And Alexander is a boy genius.

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Celeste Bergin said...

...I'd like to meet this Alexander guy...(thanks for sharing his genius with us)

SamArtDog said...

He probably thinks a dollar doesn't get you very far these days.

It's not even enough to piss on.

Glad you dropped by. Btw, I left a Hershey's kiss for Alexander.

Well, he is only seven, but I think he's got better taste than some men I know.

brian eppley said...

I heard old hippies went to Boulder to retire. They're gettin' younger I see :)

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Charming!! How great that you noticed and documented it!

Page Railsback said...

What a funny blog..not your average..Thanks for the fun

SamArtDog said...

Old hippies? I don't know nothin' 'bout no old hippies.

A treasure hunt that paid off bigtime!

Thanks and come again.
p.s. Your paintings are terrific!

Jala Pfaff said...

Ha ha! Duchamp's urinal! :D
This kid is super talented and it would be a shame if he did not in fact end up dedicating himself to installation art. What block is he on?

SamArtDog said...

5th & Alpine, but like the rest of us, it's buried in snow. Worse, city crews are about to replace the sidewalk.