Friday, December 12, 2014

Found Art Friday 163

Dear ones,
Of the blogo-cosm - here are this week's offerings: First of all, we come upon ...
Across the street from
 
 It's "About Time"- remember?
And down a little ways was
this Squashed abandoned Baby Sock


Now we'll call attention to some words, artfully combined;  so much still hangs on words.

Recently, we took a book recommendation off Face---- from a friend-of-a friend-who-also used-to-be-a-cousin's-girlfriend-who-might-now-be-called-an-aquaintance: The book, "Us" by David Nicholls.  Page 75 makes the Art Ranger laugh thoroughly, reminding us of our perennial challenge to explain this profession to newcomers:
Okay, here's An article worth reading if you care about socially engaged art:
by A.O. Scott, entitled: Looking the Other Way, from which we will share a comment by poet, Patricia Lockwood:
 "I would never tell artists that they had to address social issues in their work, because as soon as you tell artists that they have to do something, they turn around and poop on the floor.  Tell them instead that these questions are difficult, that the story is missing something without them, that they are another dimension, and then see what happens."
Onward awkwardly, after getting vertebrae moved 

Soon the holiday may whack us all with an oversize red plastic hammer.
Perhaps an image sent here will be a winter lozenge:  FAF@homelandinspiration.org


Friday, December 5, 2014

Found art Friday 162

Dear ones,
Our Found art Friday box was festooned with this:
Tin Man, from Friend-in-the-bay-area
Art Ranger especially approves of head gear and antennae.  Nicely symbolic to have keyboard gut  stretching from our belly buttons, the language an umbilicus attaching us to one another through our digits.
Who knew?  Technology then and now ......
Really?  Why?  How? and What?

Robin Brailsford  from Tuesday's cleanup: "acne?"

 And if you don't have a dedicated nose, definitely have holes all over. 



Continuation of precipitation appreciation:

Dirt ghost prints

Art Ranger could use a visit from you and/or your images or your boots-a-walkin' any time here:
FAF@homelandinspiration.org

Friday, November 21, 2014

Found Art Friday 161

Dear ones,
Today's found art involves moisture and its beneficial effect on color.



greetings from the latest squashed abandoned glove after the rain
tiny dew on very large arachnidis it real or a moult?
Meanwhile, hope you can enjoy the right kind of time with your kind people and your kind of food, or something.
We're going to be watching out for severely photoshopped turkeys, and you?
Snood - long flap of flesh that hangs over the beak

After all these years of wondering, a new fact learned just 45 sends ago.
Please send your FAF or favorite fact to FAF@homelandinspiration.org.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Found Art Friday 160

Dear ones,
This week has been hijacked by last week.  Low and behold though, it's today already and our found art offering is this special report from Art Ranger's time "at large" creating a collaboration for the Unruly Engagements Conference.  From the sound of it, you might hope that the format would be artful and interesting, but nah.  While most presenters became podiums-emitting-papers, Nanette Yannuzzi and yours truly performed an art intervention right then and there at 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning.  Our work in progress consisted of a ten minute video click right here and concurrent performance. 


 A Chemical W/Rap:

Below was our swag for the viewer participants: A box/toolkit for taking action which contains Postcards from ruined places including addresses of relevant politicians, twitter handles, a pamphlet, a test tube full of a (fictitious) noxious chemicals, etc.  It can be good to have some sickening facts in your lap:


  Comments welcome, as this project will continue to evolve.

Hope you have a loving week and that something you see wishes to have its picture taken.
Send to: FAF@homelandinspiration.org