Friday, December 19, 2014

Found Art Friday 164

Dear ones,
As 14 draws to a close, thank you for visiting the Department of Homeland Inspiration and completing another trip around the sun with the Art Ranger, soon to enter our fifth year at this post. While many are right now rushing around in parking lots wrapped in consumer packaging and Rudolf re-runs or rumpa tum tum or getting skotchtape stuck on a lot of things, we shall instead offer up a quick hors d'ouevre of imagery from recent days:
lengthening and strengthening

Yet, do you ever get to feeling this way?
oh, hello  - we liked that shape - you wrapped yourself in it - it was a helpful horseshoe shape

Made by shoe shoeing by Artist Sonja Hinrichsen,  found by Susan Needleman

We hope you will enjoy your days/daze, and will see you around the next bend.  Please continue to visit and contribute your images to our discussion right here:

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:

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: