I had a few helpers at the RE-aRT studio last OdD SaTUrdAy, and got them to take some Art of Found pictures, too:
Grady Roper, Enoch Rios, Michael White, Holly Brown and myself. Mike’s piece was an interactive sound collage. February 2012…
We had fun hanging the show til 3 in the morning. We found ways to connect the bodies of work at their meeting points, like Enoch’s photo of the mermaid arms connects to Holly’s photo of the arms + ice cream on dirt. Etcetera…
Another thing I did in May was create some new artwork for an art show at the Walkers’ Gallery in San Marcos. I submit art to the Activity Center shows every once in a while, and this theme particularly spoke to me. The show, which is up through the first week of July, features a good percentage of work from the Art from the Streets (AFTS) program in Austin (which hosts a drop-in studio for homeless artists), plus nine pieces from Chad (6 of them World Salads), eight from me, a couple of very interesting national artists, and of course plenty more contributions from the San Marcos area.
At the opening reception last week, an AFTS representative presented a feature-length documentary on the Art from the Streets program, which revealed both the incredibly awesome art that is created by the homeless participants in the program, and the cruel hardships in their lives that we maybe take too much for granted.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show:
And here are my own submissions ~~ some new, some old…
Chad has instituted a new system of rating little sentimental “STUFF” + things on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being RED HOT, CAN’T POSSIBLY PART WITH. This is to help us pare down our wild collections to more manageable menageries of bric a brac, by eliminating anything under a “6” on the new scale.
Meanwhile, I’m just going around taking pictures again. “Oo, look how pretty it all is together!”
Kan you see the kangaroo theme?
There are, of course, countless piles containing past experiments which have not yet been placed in OUTGOING flow-paths. (Such as the boxes of photos and collage material, but hey, that’s normal!)
Plucked from the random piles, here is a batch of photos that were shot on some slide film which went undeveloped for about 2 years, during which it was exposed to Texas heat extremes and who knows what else. Plus, it looks like I had the camera on the wrong ASA. But they turned out neat!