Friday, May 17, 2019

Found Art Friday 284

 Dear ones,
As we try to live with the intention of greening up this ransacked earth of ours, it takes a lot of adjusting the knobs: figuring out how to live upon the earth lightly is a life's work in which we can be blinded by our own habits.
Imagining all those jugs of laundry detergent that we have bought over the years - if we had to see them all in one place

After an Earth Day presentation featuring Bea Johnson of the The Zero Waste home, we take a moment to admire this woman's project, persona, and following as a legit piece of performance art (social practice as they call it). Bea and her family of four have so chosen their living habits that this was their (non-recyclable) residue for 2018!
Wowza! -   Barcodes and toothbrush bristles were mentioned.

the tid bits that find themselves together
Not only is this a notable feat on this commercial bountiful edge of earth, but this woman was also hilarious and spoke with a lovely french accent which made the radical news about yourself go down easier.  She helped us understand that in our own kitchen we could not find our small whisk because we accidentally have three of them:

the steady march of dead tired orphaned but useful foot coverings
Seeing this Waste reduction guru of French provenance also made us re-kindle our affection for her countryman, artist Marcel Duchamp, who, in a different way - also performed some very environ/mentally friendly art.  For example, by ceasing to make objects during the last quarter of his life, only playing chess. Calling it "art", doing the thinking, that was where the effort was stored. 
Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray 1930s  - yes look at the pieces
“while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” said Duchamp 

He also played with John Cage on some sort of sound collector chessboard, thereby moves making music.  Art that is a state of mind, "conceptual art" can then be packed up and played again. Unlike a large heavy haughty thing at the auction.
"Nature" is great at this: nothing will be wasted. Can't we humans act this way again?
Well, it is daunting isn't it? to contemplate the surround while trying not to complicate it, to un trash earth with our actions and intentions.  Please unload your images into Art Ranger's inbox:

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Found Art Friday 283

Dear ones,
We are delighted to see that Art Ranger's inbox has assembled a range of offerings both of the natural environs and the artistic production sort:
Textile artist Amanda Salm " I liked the similarity in the beautifully fabricated, complex web woven by an unknown mentor of mine outside our bathroom window 
While she weaves hairs of horses in a most persistent and ongoing fashion, reminding us here of so many different nodes and nodules, loosely toying with gravity, subtle where it bends.
Lost our train of thought, oops, find a thread and knot it back - or, perhaps a crone's split ends dangling.
Also this week (Best Friend a person could have) is at  a new establishment called "The Filling Station" in Bellingham, Washington (we're already a fan).  Here, she witnessed an uplifting artistic intervention:
(Before) - "revamping a tired/generic/clinical sign".
(After) What some love and paint application can do! !


Today we enjoy our backyard webs even more after hearing from Amanda, our weaver.
A droplet hammock on the way to chickens
We'll call it scintillating, a word that can now be put to rest.  What has amazed your senses, or smiled your while?   Send to: