Friday, April 24, 2015

Found Art Friday 177

Dear ones,
What else should we call you whom view?
This week, Art Ranger found space between eyelashes to receive this:
Elf sunbathing with magic bottle from friend in the Bay Area
And this Hum Dinger from Richard Anthony on the road
About the Golden Trailer Award :  It actually is what it is

Then this:
Stop and Grow - before they over groom Fort Ord

Every day a painting enlightens itself with changes.   How about you?  Please send notes to:

Friday, April 10, 2015

Found Art Friday 176

Dear Ones,
This week's found art inbox was first graced with this:
"Tented Temple" noticed by Richard Anthony:  Art Ranger noted that all those under the cloak must croak:

We are very partial to this area of the image:
Flat tops instead of flip flops

Then, Art Ranger picked up on this philanthropic pollution candy effort:
from Wick Alexander:  "each individual piece of trash represents a deep knee bend.///// bullets shooter trash"

Also of note, a first cousin of the Squashed Abandoned Glove
Lost shoe on Imjin
Leg of 2nd Born
Found in files from earlier years.

So be it.  Is there any art that found you lately?  If so, send to where we seek to honor it.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Found Art Friday 174

Dear Ones,
We are striving for a Haiku of the visual.  This week our inbox was adorned with:
More "Grafitini" from Friend in the Bay Area
"The arrow points to the "casual carpool" line, where folks wait for cars driving to SF in the morning, with two of them piling into each and giving the driver a discount on the toll."
Let's hear it for our burgeoning bartering economy.
And Bandersnatch Grafitini ( from 2012 )

A different sort of carpool.

As many of you know,  Art Ranger is obsessed with technology and its role in shaping our lives. So when we heard  Marc Maron say this, we scribbled it on the back of a receipt at a stoplight:

"This is where we are as a culture ..... It's all NOISE -  just draining, demeaning NOISE that pokes you. It's all a yammering racket pushing its way into your life with varying degrees of intensity ..... How many machines do ya have to turn off to get some peace of mind?  ....   huh, how many?"

We recommend this delightfully cranky person who shares long conversations with creative people about their processes on his WTF podcast.  Ironically, we are all part of this "yammering ......."

Then this stopped us in our tracks:
A very colorful death 

Now this moment from the commercial world

And we bought this just because .....  we thought it said GOOD MOTHER STALWART ....

How is your world holding up?  Please send us evidence at

Friday, March 20, 2015

Found art 174

Dear ones,
Suppose you find this on the floor of a teenage bedroom?

You just go about your business getting socks out of the way and hope that the kid will some day put this visual imagination to great use.  Seems to be how the "peace" and climate change talks are going.

 You can think outside the box, but can you catch any of it?

A blogist bloggrrr...  such as the Art Ranger who has recently quoted John Berger's Ways of Seeing might as well now look at the late essayist, Susan Sontag from Against Interpretation (circa 1965).  Her piece, The Anthropologist as Hero opens with: "Most serious thought in our time struggles with the feeling of homelessness.  The felt unreliability of human experience brought about by the inhuman acceleration of historical change has led every sensitive historical mind to the recording of some kind of nausea, of intellectual vertigo".   Whew - look at us now, Susan!
Fort Ord:  Seaside, Califonia
Do you feel inside out?  Or outside in?

California drought flipflop
Have you gotten a chance to smell the flowers lately?  Do your people keep doing this :) or this ;) or this :( to you?  When did they start doing this?  Would love to hear from exactly you right here and now (or even then):  FAF@homeland