for some reason, the contrast in graphic, silhouette and content keeps reverberating in my mind as POP, it is all POP!
i found these POPs in the city of angels, aka LA, and they sparked two extremes of visual POP. the POP is instant and strong.
one was the very recognizable work of Shepard Fairey. the work devoured an office building along LaBrea and all sides of the building are tended to with his vision and with many sets of hands from his crew. the two prominent sides have such an impact for drive-by's and walk-by's (pertaining to myself, being a New Yorker and all). shepard fairey's mark is unmistakable.
the other is the classic curvatures and shadows of Griffith Observatory. here the subject feels a bit more detached but give it a few minutes to settle in. the way the structure pierces the sky resonates a POP. the negative spaces say it all. and that timeless view of los angeles rolling off the cuff of the observatory's perimeter, what more can you ask for.
in each of these feats, they conjure up an experience, were all the nerve endings go POP. they give their audience a moment to remember. success, that is what it is, success.