Friday, May 30, 2014

Found Art Friday 152

Dear ones,
Back in the 20th century, before drag and drop, or Face(crack) as our friend Aunt Madge calls it, you had to drive or fly for hours in order to see art like this: now it shows up in your "newsfeed". When the Homeland Inspiration inbox is dry, Art Ranger surfeth her friend photos where there is infinite supply - why? Because framing things just so is a byproduct that the creatives provide to the planet.  It's our photosynthesis.
Robin Brailsford collaborating with Sebeka (recovering from Coyote tending/fending) while

Restoring the Tijuana River Estuary Visitors Center Watershed map

Robin invented something amazing. Research and development can mean more than big pharma

Now this:
Joker on the Beach via Wick Alexander - The Greatest Painter in America
Actually the joker's name is Larry.  He washes windows for a living out of a pale blue van and has a hobby shaping surfboards in his garage. He uses the Century Plant which sprouts in people's yards like giant asparagus antennae every hundred years or so.  Larry likes to play dress up when he's not washing windows.  He shows up Sunday afternoon on the boardwalk costumed differently and noticeably.  He sells his custom surfboards for a lot of dollars and doesn't take off his get-up until he bags a sale.  No middleman except for his hot polyester self.  It's not every guy in the world who can make the ocean sing a tune with his pants.
Beach Culture - Painting by Wick Alexander where Joker on the Beach may live
and his drawing called: "long division" - someone in this world can still concentrate
Quite a way to illuminate "the border" which never gets less ridiculous no matter how you do the math.
WELL - do you see through any lenses? Because the Art Ranger would like to co-experience this before we depart the blogoverse for annual summer recess out on the range. Bless the beasts and the children right here:

Friday, May 23, 2014

Found art Friday 151

Dear ones,
After a week astray and at large, the Art Ranger's inbox was plush with imageriffs found amongst the world dross.  Today we are the lucky steward of random contributions from people who have never met each other.
found on a walk by Richard Anthony- intact and appears to be made out of poop - plus ventricles
" .......Shaking my head and bowing in reverence to that All Mighty Mother
pumping and pooping through us all, "
Also from this one with eye-to-the-ground of intricate experiences and visual words -  -
how they keep Austin weird
or both forwards and backwards thinking all at the same time with fresh red underlining.

This image received from Friend in the Bay Area who sees actively as she goes on walks and has collected series of urban art interventions.....
A winning combination of thoughts that need to interlock in order for world traffic to flow in the right direction. 

It synchs up with this one selected by friend of a poet friend:
by Kathleen Shipe:  Sperm (or balloon)
Has an interplanetary plasma feel to it as well.

Have yourselves a fine week-end with the memorialization holiday even though they want to sell you a new mattress or too big a jar of pickles.  Bless all you sunburned flags.  Please continue to send your visual happenings to

Friday, May 9, 2014

Found Art Friday 150

Dear ones,
Here's a post to celebrate anyone who is a mother or has ever had a mother.  What we mother over here in the blogoshpere is images and we gleaned these from Facebook (friends and family) while sitting in a chair made from trees and not clicking on the obnoxious sidebar wanting to sell us shoes.
PAINT DAY  by Sherry Hastings - a mother who understands that "Life is a canvas".
It's amazing what this person does just by carrying around some rectangles that capture light.  Here are a few from Michelle Aranda in Bozeman, Montana:
Bozeman's version of the Cherry blossom festival - Snow in April
Art is not so much what  - but how you see the world
Those two pictures from a road trip which included her daughter. Each image is framed with a considered point of view and composition.  Like a sushi chef, the junk is cleared away so we can get on to the visual nourishment.
Except here at the Tesque Pueblo flea market in NM where the onslaught of detail/junk is the marvel. 
 She knows where she stands and makes images which is different than taking them.

Unusual today,  the Art Ranger is serving up an art work direct via the internet.  May you put on all those hats it takes and feel the verve as you barely know how to go about it:
from show M/otherwork at Open Ground
 Peace out and peace within mother hopes.

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