I Love Decorated Electrical Boxes (CCC's Street Art Contest #63 Entry)

Hey beefriends, I actually have another photo of some cool street art I found this past week, so I get to enter @digi-me's contest, hooray! :)

I was out running errands and I found another decorated electrical box on Colfax here in Denver:

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I really actually like how they put the man among a nature scene in the heart of our city, a very un-nature-y place. Colfax is the main arterial road in Denver, and is just such a prime example of paved over everything. It is also probably the best place to find street art. :) I don't know if that is someone specific or not, but I like the painting regardless.

I once a couple years back called the electric company and asked how does one go about painting an electrical box with permission, do I ask them, or the property owner, or what? The rep thanked me for asking and said that you're actually not supposed to paint them at all because they are a certain shade of green that the electric workers have some kind of camera that will find it, so if it's hidden behind bushes or something, they know where to go work on it. But I guess on Colfax it doesn't matter since they are all out in the open and I find tons of them painted there (or else, people are doing it without asking permission, but I'm too much of a chicken shit for that, lol). Maybe it's a bit of both, or they are asking the property owner who says "cool, yeah" without thinking about asking the electric company, I don't know.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the painting as much as I did! Have a great day! :)

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How important it is to have artistic and even decorative details in the streets! It seems to me that they are necessary to make the life of the passers-by more pleasant, because it gives them a moment of solace. This painting you show is very nice, plus it inspires a certain peace because of the use of pastel colors. It must be great to live in a city or town where these artistic expressions exist. Greetings

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Totally, I would much rather look at cool street art than drab electrical boxes or plain cement walls. I'm a person who decorates my space in my apartment, so I appreciate people decorating outside as well! :)
!LUV

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