Friday, October 13, 2017

Found Art Friday 236

Dear ones,
Come to think of it, today our findings are structured by a small collection savored on "desktop" for one reason or another.  Firstly this discovery from Friend in the Bay Area:
 Elf  2017 -  waving?

Elf with mushroom 2015
How quizzical and whimsical that someone, in two separate sitings two years apart, would be leaving these small paintings at the foot of some telephone poles in her neighborhood.  The Art Ranger can relate to the small format of service being provided.  Mild wonderment.

Found art can be Hmmm or wow, why? and huh?  Curious indeed - which is how we would like to remain until the end of our days.

Here are two from of all places, the gym: we like it when we do not understand where a reflection is coming from.  For a brief moment it could be outer space:
a drawing of light that made us curious - what was causing that?  
where the mirror used to be now cosmic or biological
At the gym there are some fellas that grunt and gasp while they work out which causes us to like punk rock or rhumba more than ever.  One gentleman with capped teeth does pose of a child - anywhere any time.  Some of them appear to be having militarized memories.  There are so many different ways to look in a mirror.
Tree sidewalk interface
We do admire the years of work-around here.   The usual human to nature abatement.

What have you eyed lately?
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Found Art Friday 235

Dear ones,
Thankfully, there are so many wonderful people in this world. This blog is about finding small moments that lift us out of our continuum where an aesthetic or gutteral splash or dash here and there connects with our own thought entanglements.  Here at the Department of Homeland Inspiration, we are certainly glad there is a category called Vegetable Art:
at The Sandwich County Fair (New Hampshire) where our dear former college roommate serves as a Vegetable Judge.  She gets to put ribbons on squashes and also to stroll around and look at pigs sleeping snout-to-snout.
Yes we tend to play with our food
Not okay, here we are again, (one?) nation under gun, leaking out dire facts about ourselves. On our recent drive through Vegas, we were actually digging the wallpaper, slightly off-center polka dots and the specially spray-painted matching golden ice bucket.  We were developing a soft spot for it. 
Cheap hotel outside Las Vegas
Gold dots that slightly miss
Along with the distressing revolving tragedies, it's been bothering us that the Secretary of State responsible for moderating the possibility of Nuclear War with North Korea says they are "probing"- that's what he calls his attempt at diplomacy?  Perfectly logical for someone who does drilling for for a living ....

Calm down now and breathe ....
Grass Roots Resistance noted by Normi Burke in vast parking lot
A hint of green to be cultivated, a poignant chuckle.  The tree man told us that the heavy acorns this year indicate we may have a wet winter; the trees wouldn't bother if they didn't already know what was coming to soften the soil for germination.

Yep, we took note, we wanted to say Thank You for your slant
Field Work Brewing Company

We will leave you with this - Why? Because it makes us glad for humans who continue to innovate.  How someone had the light bulb spark to realize that if you tilt the roll a bit, gravity and spin will not send the TP wastefully cascading to the floor as it does and has for decades.

If some image comes to take you away from whatever was your day, please send to FAF@Homeland  Sometimes they await friends in the inbox to tell their story.  Sometimes they are lost in the blur of existence, but we intend to improve our folderizing.  Peace to you and your environs.