Photo Assemblage by Paul Smedberg

There’s so much of the everyday stuff around us that, one day, will go from ubiquitous to rare. Chain-link fences are, I think, one of these things. The rise in worth of metal, and the declining price and improving strength of other materials will provide us with a new type of ubiquitous fencing. Frank Gehry famously used chain-link on his home in Santa Monica showing that the mundane can be reformed into something interesting and striking.

This particular fence surrounds a high school football field in Indiana. I used object distribution techniques to effectively explode the fence creating an all-around visual echo of the chain-link diamonds. After a few decades chain-link fences will be as quaint as split-rail fences seem today, and this piece will elicit nostalgia from the future’s elderly.


~ by bracketbracket on May 4, 2009.

One Response to “Fence”

  1. Hi Paul,
    I’m glad that I happened upon your blog. Interesting compilation images and techniques.

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