Three poles carrying a bit of everything communicate with a neighboring wall. Much care has gone in to maintaining all these wires and the wall, with its band of red and conscientious tuckpointing.
TOWARD A NEW NORMAL
One Woman's Chicago
Yup, those are three poles very laden with symbols of a most wired-in society. I see transformers for electric power, phone lines, cable lines, and heavy-duty current-carrying power lines. The poles look old but on them is the “new.”
Harley, thanks so much for confirming my hunch–yes, it looks like those things are carrying all the energy we need. And I love that you see them as carriers of ‘the new.’ Well put.
I also like the suggestion of density, in all the windows looking out on the poles. This is the sort of subject Hockney used to paint. The windows imply mystery, as well as inhabitants inside.
Thanks for writing in!