Some Photo Challenges can be answered by anyone who has once lived in Westport. They’re permanent parts of our landscape.
Others are solvable only by those who live here now. But those bits of town will still be around for a while.
Last week’s Challenge could only be known by the latter grouop. If you haven’t seen it though, you better not wait too long.
Amy Schneider’s photo showed a beautiful butterfly. It’s hidden in plain sight — the alley behind Anthropologie, in Bedford Square — but it won’t be there forever. (Click here to see.)
The colorful charcoal work by Susan Fehlinger is part of an outdoor art project called “Vanishing Species/Vanishing Murals.” Sponsored by the Artists’ Collective of Westport, it’s one of 4 pieces that — exposed to the elements — will disappear.
Which is exactly what’s happening to so many creatures around the globe.
“The process of aging, fading and degradation speaks to the attention span of our fast-paced world, and offers its own lesson on the ephemeralness of art and life itself,” the Collective says.
Rindy Higgins, Nancy Axthelm, Lynn Untermeyer Miller, Michael Calise and Jeanne Esposito all knew exactly where to spot the lovely butterfly.
For now, at least.
This week’s Photo Challenge is a lot more permanent. And a lot less friendly.
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