Friday, January 30, 2015

Found art Friday 167

Dear Ones,
Because you are.  This week's found art involves re-use as opposed to refuse:
Cork Car, as captured by Richard Anthony

 And an also patiently repetitious find:

Witnessed by Friend-in-the-bay-area.  Made using BART tickets, by someone named Sean Porter

Watching windows different than washing windows

At Stop Sign
Art Ranger experiences a recurrence of the Squashed abandoned Glove - perhaps a result of worker fatigue left on the tailgate. A shell that has been shed, by accident or on purpose. 
And the ever cracked paint pavement detritus collages we travel.
Peaceful Bike Ride
Have a great week and !!!!!  please ask rain gods to come back and dance!!!!!  Send your visual moments that don't fit in any other category except this to:

Friday, January 23, 2015

Found Art Friday 166

Dear ones,
The Art Ranger was again At large and away from her desk performing a delivery. There was a foggy road that ate the landscape.  Music streams now, it used to feel so deliberate to choose and put in a CD (or record album). With physical actions removed, it's as though music is just coming out of your head.  Upon her return, first there was a bath of skies:
(some typos are worth keeping)
Two witnessed by Susan Needleman in Corral de Tierra
And "Thru Sunglasses" from Bonnie Hotz
Then arrived from Friend of a Friend (a great new category),
both connoisseurs and practitioners of Crack Gardening.  First brought to our attention by Diane Gage and Anne Mudge in about 2003 when we were in a show together.

From Karen Glenn via Diane Gage, producer of  "Poem of the Week" a kind of service
So you all?  What of visual note or quirk has occurred in the space between your sky and ground lately?  Please let us know at

Friday, January 9, 2015

Found Art Friday 165

Dear All,
Welcome to The Art Ranger's 5th year of service at the Department of Homeland Inspiration. As we keep on bloggin' what you see here is Art Ranger's version of "news" sifted from the quirk of daily life - images that lean in toward "art".  In fact, would you be interested in becoming a local correspondent this year?  We are not Instagram, though I love their font.  The Art Ranger's wish is to dish up some thoughtograms with your contributed images as a the starting rue.
What's left of last year's Audobon "planner"
 Okay, it is 2015 and that is an odd year.
About the overwrought generally grossed-out nature of our country and its internal and global afflictions, we aren't going to can those worms right now.  BUT WE ARE SO SORRY THAT CARTOONISTS AND JOURNALISTS ARE GETTING THEIR HEADS SEVERED OR BLOWN OFF just for working to root out unstoppable truths.
We will look at it again in March, then May

meanwhile, we must eat to live
What platform are you on? And what if all those platforms give way underneath us?  It is worrisome how much we enjoy using and receiving those emojis. What sort of verbalizing are we letting them herd up for us?
please connect the dots
A walk around the block, down the street from "It's about Time" Clock shop
So what are your attentiveness findings from the neighborhood? or revelations in travel?  Say hello and send pictures to: