art in the train yard…

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09/12/2010 by Sarah Ritchie

Train yard artMost days I take a train ride from the suburbs to my job in the city. A portion of the journey passes through an industrial area of mainly factories, manufacturing plants and a seemingly deserted train yard.

Within the train yard stands three superbly-muralled storage containers/sheds – the colours striking a bold contrast with the surrounding emptiness. What perplexes me is the mystery of the missing audience. Who will see this lovely artwork? The only people who pass by are those of us on the train!

Is this an altruistic gift to commuters? Perhaps it has been a solution – from the train yard owners – to cover over graffiti…but who would see the graffiti except the train travellers (and it would have blended in with the hundreds of other graffiti examples in the area anyway)?

We shall have to remain in bewildered gratitude for the 2 second glimpse of artistic splendour as we race quickly by.

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