Carlsbad Flower Blocks by bryan snyder

Art is omnipresent, it is in everything and all around us. The most mundane appliances or structures can be critiqued in terms of color, composition and conceptual reasoning, ultimately revealing artistic merit. A toaster, a camera and a bicycle are all used, but rarely analyzed. To encourage a visual observation and mental analysis, I have chosen the most mundane. 16 cinder blocks have been transformed into colorful and creative sculptures to exaggerate their visual presence and give them an apparent artistic merit.

In addition, to counter balance all the print marketing used to promote SNYDER ART 2009, which ultimately is trashed, I hope that each creative marketing flower block will avoid landfills and be taken home as an addition to a garden or home decor.

Use this project as an excuse to wander the streets of the Carlsbad village and beach community. Search for your favorite flower block and take it home!

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snyder art tam news

cvd port do

g and s wine beech

v cessys cafe

grass beach left new village arts

Did you find them all? How did these “flower blocks” make you feel? Which one is your favorite?

VIDEO filmed by Justin Cannon MUSIC by The Ghost Orchid

6 Responses to “Carlsbad Flower Blocks by bryan snyder”


  1. 1 Candice Aug 23rd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    They made me miss home. Great video and awesome idea Bryan. I can’t wait to come to town later this week and look for your flower blocks.

  2. 2 Laura Aug 24th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Our flower block makes me smile every time I walk through the theatre door…thanks for all the creativity and vitality that you are bringing to the Village!

  3. 3 Marina Aug 24th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Keep em around all year long! I’ll help water : )

  4. 4 Christy Aug 24th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Bryan…you are a most inspired and inspiring artist!
    I was sitting at beach city smoothies near the front window when I read this post. I looked over my shoulder and across the street and saw the one you put at pizza port…It looks so great there I don’t want to remove it!
    I’ll have to check out the others, too!
    I’ll grab one of them (if there are any left) after the 29th.

  5. 5 Kalyn Aug 24th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Bryan… I love all your creative ideas, and every time I hear about one of your new ideas, it brings a smile to my face! Keep up the good work, and thank you for bringing Art back into our community. I wish I had as much determination as you to inspire people with my art! See you at your show!

    P.s- I have yet to find one of your pieces of work- cones, eggs, cinder block…. the day I do- I will be SOOO happy! 😉

  6. 6 solie Aug 28th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I love the Yellow one located at my third home and disappointed there wasn’t one place at my second. But I will be changing that! And I have to say Candice snaked a good one, purple, purple and more purple 😉

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