Saturday, July 9, 2016

Found Art Friday 205

Dear Ones,
Artist at Large, aka The Art Ranger is checking in mid-summer. More cataclysms of violence overshadow and shadow over our thoughts numbing the over-used hearts. More and more of the same, except worse while being just as bad, insane and sad.  So ill, the nation, war obsessed inside and out. We've let guns metastasize so - so so pumped it in ourselves just like gas and corn syrup.  Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh woe is we.  Too many acting out of fear instead of love, love, "love is love is love ......"

Now we must change the subject now and think of something about humanity that we cherish:

Last month, we were out on the range in Los Angeles with some artist friends from Public Address- Nicki Sucec , Anne Mudge, and Nilly Gill. We made the trek to experience the inspiring new,  Hauser, Wirth and Schimmel  gallery and their stellar Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016.  The meandering reconfiguration of an old flour mill into a premiere art viewing space gets many many thumbs up. Smartly, photography was not allowed.  Art Ranger will therefore share the floor of the gallery:
Saved archeology of a building where real things once happened, such as grinding grain into bags of flour that fed people.
The former mills are left with vestiges of as-is-condition (our favorite of all conditions).  Elsewhere are sporadic patches of hexagon tiles in blue and cream, retaining the labor and craft. They've also saved a giant rusting voltage regulator, just because, and created wide ungreedy open space in the center for people to visit (or look at their phones).

As pedestrians on the way from yes, the train, we were a blue dot moving in the direction we asked the device to dispatch us, while absorbing our own peculiar route of pavement and detritus.  Not on our electronic map was giant gaping hole in the earth with security-guarded edges.
Nicki Sucec saw it this way

On our zigzag way of the eye sponge, a novel street art intervention revealed itself.  


Now this is something worth putting holes in!
Sucec's phone on phonepole
A different kind of pole dancing
Permeable colanders, sieves and the like, are cut and formed into medalions, mandalas and doilies of sturdy elegance upon many a telephone pole.  Rusty Steel and aluminum here having a rhythmic dance.  We listen to them. The tap tap tap and they are tapestries of metal. Enthralled and admiring of the dedication involved.  Much random and deliberate "found art" showed off itself as well.
Color field drawing
Game of Thrones
Short Ribs on Pollack - or are they Bone Cigars awaiting a Tom Waits song?
Art Ranger is now officially on summer recess until after Labor Day: please enjoy your own version of the observant way of living in your area and maybe don't forget to breathe: send pictures of moments here:  FAF@homelandinspiration.org.

3 comments:

  1. This is a MOST excellent, creative and entertaining account of our adventure, Art Ranger! Thank you for another thoughtful report on the world's sadness buoyed by bits of hope and beauty.

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    1. Yah - team work! Researching our next trek.

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  2. sounds like a most excellent exhibit...

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