Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox

Bottle top streets
June 19, 2009, 8:27 am
Filed under: Drawings


I walked over a street which was covered in embeded bottle tops.  I thought there was something randomly beautiful to it, like art created by the Berliners.  I remembered this when seeing the gum observation on


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Gaudi used broken bottles in his work (mosaics in the roof) at Park Guell in Barcelona, I’ll have some pics up on facebook soon!

Comment by Ziggy

this will me remember on a photo i shot in april in Berlin.

Comment by Borris

we used to do this when I was a kid – there was a sweetshop in town and the pavement outside would go soft in the summer, so we’d buy a small bottle of pop, open it, and stamp the bottletop into the tarmac. There must have been 1000’s of bottlecaps embedded in the pavement…

Comment by misterbleepy

You do realise the ‘gum stuff’ on the pavements in is actually mold don’t you?

Not gum.

Don’t you?

Comment by Jonathan Smith

pretty sure it’s gum but would love to hear your ‘mold’ theory…

Comment by mrdominic (admin)

Something interesting done with discarded chewing gum…

I’ve seen one in crouch end, north london.

Comment by Rhys

good spot, i’ll keep my eye out

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