Friday, February 16, 2018

Found Art Friday 248

Dear ones,
We are going to zig zag through it today, such a slalom of insides and outsides that a person must wrestle with.  Art Ranger's job is to watch out for the (art) in the everyday world and to encourage you to do so as well.  What with "the world" being so up in your face, we must swing a pendulum to survive our own narratives:  ...... b  r  e  a  t  h  e  ......
Bonnie Hotz uncovers rat nest in tarped wood pile: very resourceful are they
Thank you to those who still can find our inbox and share some Found Art Friday/ FAF, such as this. We can imagine a day in the Anthropocene era where we subcontract to rat farms who gnarl down our overwhelm of plastics, vigorously munching and crapping the blue planet back to its fossil self.  Blue tarps the world over have delivered such short months of false plastic security, before disintegrating  - beyond the leaky roof, a molecular detritus.
This is what someone named a bandaid  - how elegant!
This is what art is, it's a "frame" delivery system.  We corner off and put together an area for you to look at.  Here's mindfind froth relief collage from: The National Sanity Administration:
Revoltingly and irrationally, sordidly and sorrowfully addicted to guns and war
  People we can vote those people out 
who do nothing about this!

Meanwhile, when humankind is so heartbreaking, we like to focus on plants who give us life:

From the  fascinating "The Secret Life of Plants" by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird (1972).
If everybody understood how interconnected all "things" are,  would it help ?  .....
Until we meet again.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Found Art Friday 247

Dear ones,
Welcome to the Department of Homeland Inspiration where our job is to wonder how to discover the art in daily living.  The Art Ranger embarks on her eighth year here at her post and we welcome your participation, visitations and comments.  Art Ranger's art is to collect and reflect:
Nancy' Pelosi's foot giving 8 hours of DACA testimonials on senate floor
We started our weekly Found Art Friday quest intending to fold in some actual art history, paintings of Claude Monet that intersect with our daily image pathway.  But Sooooo often (these days) the week's external forces intersect radically through our soulgutz who are singing this song, so that we must deploy our sketchbook response mechanisms.
Nancy,  we hoped you soaked in Epsom Salts
We're glad that she did this, but ironically on about the same day this rocket thing is the story:
Elon's Musk must
Though the ingenuity, engineering and entrepreneurials are astounding, so is the hubris  ...  littering the orbit spheres with his car, even though space is big.  It's sort of heavy to be so lighthearted.
To be living in these times is to absorb more in your sponge daily than we are designed for.  The "idiocracy" is raging.  Naturally that predator would sloppily scatter around more predators in the office trying to insulate the layers of his lying machine bubble while taking extra ice cream during the stress of his, easily malleable yet thick lack, along with the cold sad sagging hyper-inflated.
Knickers in a twist
Then about a day after the rocket, it wants a Military Parade to prop its self up with violently costly display of ignorant impotence by a serial pucker-mouth grabber with spray-painted hair whom we wish we could ignore.
big buttons

Recently the Art Ranger returned to her breeaeaeathtthing lessons class, which also encludes stre -e -e -eetchhhing, and the words very good just often enough so that one wants to just be centered. 
We love you  - beautiful tree, The Work Around
Art Ranger tries to build core strength so that one may do this when necessary.  Resist and persist, for instance. Grow around with alternate support system planted in earth.  Until we meet again.......