paint fragment from Belmont Art Park

This is an extreme closeup scan (2400 dpi) of a paint chip retrieved from the ruins of Belmont Art Park by Amy McKenzie earlier this year. The fragment is about 1cm thick, and appears to consist of about 150-200 layers of paint. (For a sense of scale, note the ridges of my fingerprint in the lower right.) This should give you an idea of the staggering number of pieces painted in this spot over the decades.

  • Cassidy Curtis 8y

    Whoops, my deep-link broke when Amy redid her site. Fixed it so it should work now.
  • harunerman 8y

    really interesting
  • henchmanlocal246 8y

    There was a railroad trestle near my home town that was painted like this. I was told one local artisan would collect fallen paint chips, some almost an inch thick, and then manage to carve and polish them into jewelry.
  • Em 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A-M-Azing, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    wow that is....awesome
  • bitchcaress 7y

    Can you believe that? Thanks for sharing! I'm glad someone besides me notices the little things...
  • richie c 7y

    great shot
  • butal shit 7y

  • laura£%&! 7y

    all the different colours on this are amazing

    Wow all that history all the pieces all the colors all the artist. this is great
  • Kathryn002 7y

    Wonderful capture. Stunning shot.
  • Connie C. 7y

    amazing! i thought it was a huge piece but its actually 1cm. wow.
  • Javier Godoy 7y

  • paintchipdiaries 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paintchip Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • fuchi koma 7y

    looks like a chip from a multilayer gobstopper!

    you know that building from belmont park was used in the film V
  • mr mais 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called graffiti guerillas FINAL DRAFT, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Don Vito 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called CALI4NIA GRAFFITI & ART, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • funky faces 6y

    that is incredibly cool!!! i have always wondered about something like this.

    The motor yard has been going since the 80's i would fucking LOVE to get a chip like this off of that wall
  • vidapervida 6y

    I like the image and the concept it represents for my blog.

    Thank you
  • grae w 5y

    thats really amazing
  • sunformoon 5y

    This is the best
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Taken on September 25, 2005
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