Friday, April 03, 2009

Iron Work Runners


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This custom shop door of a pet supply store in the Madrona neighborhood echos the graphics of the shop's sign. Dog bone shapes are cut out of iron mesh in the upper portion while a painted metal girl tossing a stick to a running dog adorn the diagnol iron bars of the bottom. I love seeing this much thought given to artistic expression, using the talent of local artisans to make something truly unique and with a sense of place.

10 comments:

Bibi said...

Leapin' Lizards! I thought at first this was Annie, but she's got eyeballs. Nice for a pet shop!

Shell Sherree said...

Creative and attentive, Kim. I love those dog bone shaped details. The characters remind me a bit of Tin Tin, though a female version, bien sur!

Shell Sherree said...

Make that 'Tintin'!

brattcat said...

The girl and the dog remind of Jane and Spot from the 1950s/60s books we used in school to learn to read. This is a terrific catch...or perhaps I should say 'fetch'.

Ming the Merciless said...

The girl and doggie panels definitely added character to the door. And how appropriate for a pet supply store.

Virginia said...

Run Spot run. See Jane run!
Great great door!!!
V

Small City Scenes said...

I love the dog bone. It is an illusion too. Run Annie and Sandy. MB

Clueless in Boston said...

Great doorway post. It looks like Annie and spot were added as an afterthought to the door, but it is still eyecatching.

Virginia said...

Kim,
Yes, I heard the video and liked it very much. THanks so much.

Jilly said...

What an interesting photo and a great shot. I love the angle from which you've taken this. They look as if they are running towards us. I'd not have thought of that. More learning from Professor Kim! Thanks.