Saturday, November 12, 2011

Art is Where you find It - Found Art - Formed Art

 There is a weathered cedar fence beside my house and I get immense pleasure in watching it (simple things for simple minds). One of my art professors in college was very much into “found” art—not in the sense of finding common man-made objects and turning them into art, but of man-made objects that in context with their surroundings become art. A tangle of telephone lines when seen from a particular angle could thus become art.
So it is with my fence. As the seasons progress (or I pile things haphazardly against it) the art of my fence changes. Pictured above is the fence art I found one day during a winter thaw. In this instance the differential melting of the snow was influenced by the fence, and the fence and snow together formed the art.

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