Transcending Utility In Downtown T or C (#376)

When does something go beyond its function as a useful item to become something more?  An expression of artistic freedom ? Imaginative? Visionary? Fun?

Displayed for you here are a few of the utilitarian forms of fencing I found skirting the yards of some homes here in Truth or Consequences (T or C), New Mexico.  Fences that, perhaps, go beyond form and function to be…..something else….something imaginative, something expressive, something more.



Meep, meep!


A box of colored pencils?

Colored pencils?


Old license plates

Truck fence of old license plates


Wooded privacy

Wooded privacy… and beauty


A bit of chicken wire and stones

Sticks and stones…..and wire mesh to hold it together


Hand-painted mural on metal sheeting

Hand-painted mural on metal sheeting


License bug?

License bug?


Simply wood

Simply wood


Ever grateful ~  Annie










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Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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21 Responses to Transcending Utility In Downtown T or C (#376)

  1. nomaggsrush says:

    Fantastic! Well observed Annie. I love them. Who wants ordinary? 😀

  2. Leya says:

    Wow – love them all! Creative and fun too. My pick is the bird – and of course the wooded one.

  3. Sher says:

    Really cool thanks for sharing them.

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Someone has had some fun. These are great photos.

    • This post is the result of happy chance. A week ago I began a 10,000 steps a day walking program. I take a different route every day and began to see these wonderful fences. I just had to share. So happy you like them!

  5. We sure do have some very creative people in this world don’t we? Thanks for sharing.

  6. Patti Kuche says:

    That takes good neighbors to a whole new level!

  7. Paula says:

    That license bug is a totally trippy, fascinating idea 🙂 Love it!

  8. Walking along the roads is the best way to see up close and personal all the wonderful creative ideas that people have. Thank you!

  9. Connie T says:

    Those are so creative.

  10. lambskinny says:

    Reblogged this on Versatile Blogger Award and commented:
    Always something fun at Tin Can Traveler — unique fencing. Check it out.

  11. Edge of Chic says:

    I’m not sure why, but the wooded privacy one is my favorite. It has sort of a rustic feel to it.

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