fancy footwork

A fresh snowfall on a lake is a wonderfully blank canvas —

A winter stage of sorts — if you’ve got the right perspective — and I do.

From my 17th floor office window overlooking Lake Normandale, I can watch the sun both rise and set for a certain number of weeks in the year.   And in the precious hours of winter daylight I am a skybox spectator at a dynamic art show in the snow.

The artists come and go as the snow flies.  Their works of art evolve with the elements.

Intricate whirled patterns made with steel-belted brushes, masterfully driven from start to finish with purpose and precision.

Pairs of foot prints stamped with intention to create large scale abstract geometric patterns. 

Grafitti-like smears here and there —

Declarations of hello and love and peace and—

Oh my —

Is that what I think it is?

In a bold salutation to the south facing windows of the 8400 Tower — the ultimate —

Hard on —

Ice!

Bravo!  Bellissimo!

And apparently — art being art — with the power to elicit strong —

And often extremely polarized responses from different people —

BOO!

The building management was called.  Human Resources was alerted.

And then — like a four-hour trip on Cialis, it was decided to bring this masterpiece down —

With a stomp.

Cheers from some —

And from others —

Fun —

While it lasted.

The above photo, entitled “bleep”, was taken after the stomping out which is visible in the upper right corner of the frame.

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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