In A Huge Scale

“I decided
that if I could paint that flower
in a huge scale,
you could not
ignore its beauty.
A walk to the car from an excellent lunch at Ewa’s ,
Thai Cuisine in Flagstaff,  discovered this very cool street art along an alley wall. Just had to photograph and share for this weeks Erica V’s Word Press  Photo Challenge: Scale . I could not find the artists name anywhere unfortunately.  It really plays with scale well I think. Standing looking in is quite striking .

A safe and interesting weekend to each and everyone.

New Oxford American Dictionary:

Scale:

noun1 a graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading something: company employees have hit the top of their pay scales.the full range of different levels of people or things, from lowest tohighest: two men at opposite ends of the social scale.a series of marks at regular intervals in a line used in measuring something: the mean delivery time is plotted against a scale on the right.a device having a series of marks at regular intervals in a line used in measuring something: she read the exact distance off a scale.a rule determining the distances between marks on a scale: the vertical axis is given on a logarithmic scale.2 [in singular] the relative size or extent of something: no one foresaw thescale of the disaster | everything in the house is on a grand scale.[often as modifier] a ratio of size in a map, model, drawing, or plan: a one-fifth scale model of a seven-story building | an Ordnance Surveymap on a scale of 1:2500.(in full scale of notation) Mathematics a system of numerical notation in which the value of a digit depends upon its position in the number, successive positions representing successive powers of a fixed base: the conversion of the number to the binary scale.

Photography: the range of exposures over which a photographic material will give an acceptable variation in density.

Musican arrangement of the notes in any system of music in ascendingor descending order of pitch: the scale of C major.verb [with object] 1 climb up or over (something high and steep): thieves scaled an 8-foot fence.2 represent in proportional dimensions; reduce or increase in size according to a common scale: (as adjective scaled) : scaled plans of the house.[no object] (of a quantity or property) be variable according to a particular scale.3 North American estimate the amount of timber that will be produced from (a log or uncut tree).

verb [with object] : 1 climb up or over (something high and steep): thieves scaled an 8-foot fence.2 represent in proportional dimensions; reduce or increase in size according to a common scale: (as adjective scaled) : scaled plans of the house.[no object] (of a quantity or property) be variable according to a particular scale.3 North American estimate the amount of timber that will be produced from (a log or uncut tree).PHRASES off the scale of or to a degree or level that is far in excess of what is normal or notionally measurable: meteorologists warned that conditions would be brutal, with soaring temperatures and humidity off the scale | viewing figures are likely to go off the scale because of all the hype.play (or sing or practice) scales Music perform the notes of a scale as an exercise for the fingers or voice.to scale with a uniform reduction or enlargement: it is hard to build models to scale from a drawing.

PHRASES: off the scale of or to a degree or level that is far in excess of what is normal or notionally measurable: meteorologists warned that conditions would be brutal, with soaring temperatures and humidity off the scale | viewing figures are likely to go off the scale because of all the hype.play (or sing or practice) scales Music perform the notes of a scale as an exercise for the fingers or voice.to scale with a uniform reduction or enlargement: it is hard to build models to

 

14 thoughts on “In A Huge Scale

    1. So did I . They appear quite small from a distance in relation to the largest figures. Once closer, they turn out to be quite large, detailed, and quite delightful. Appreciate your kind words. Thank you.

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  1. These are very interesting. I am a big fan of street art – we have lots of it here in Philly, with a whole “Mural Arts” project that is pretty active.

    My wife and I will be in Flagstaff in April 2018. I would love to look this stuff up, if you can send me some details on locations (or meet us for a tour?)

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    1. Hi Jack: Always good to hear from you. Only recently discovering/enjoying the street art in Flagstaff. The area I am currently exploring is Off Rt 40- South of the Railroad Tracks-From Beaver Street , over San Francisco, to Agazzi. There are also an abundance of reasonably priced and excellent eateries/breweries in the area.

      Here’s a link to a Flagstaff Citystreet map of the area (http://www.springhillpressmaps.com/us/arizona/flagstaffchamber/index.html.) However, I also caught a glimpse of a real large beauty on the other side of town, but heavy traffic precludes certain location ID. Certain they cover a much larger area of town than my current interest. Also did a piece on another large beautiful mural in the area you will be visiting called:
      The Mother Road: Route 66 (https://johannamassey.com/2017/07/01/the-mother-road/).

      I also found this link to Public Art in Flagstaff: (http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14245). I’m having too much fun to use the map, but if I had a limit on time I would definitely use it.

      The Museum of Northern Arizona is a must see while you are in the area.

      Enjoyed my years of Guiding very much,however, I no longer tour. Appreciate the invitation though. All my best to you, and look forward to reading your impressions of Flagstaff on what will certainly be an excellent adventure.

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    1. Oh so do I, Ken. What is so sad is to see people so spellbound by their phones that they walk right past incredible art and expressed ideas/beauty without even ever knowing it was there as a gift for them to enjoy and appreciate. Always good to hear from you. Thank you.

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