Throw Your Dreams Into Space Like a Kite

Wouldn’t it be a wild and wacky world, if artists across the globe started abandoning their creations in parks, buildings, and shopping malls? Leaving the art as a gift to whomever happens to find it and wishes to take it home?

It is a wild and wacky world. I was first introduced to the concept of “Abandoned Art” by the lovely Knickertwist. As soon as I heard about it, I knew I wanted to participate, but, as things go, I didn’t get immediately involved beyond joining the facebook group (started by none other than the recently mentioned Michael Demeng).

But then, as in all things, my life was unduly influenced by a Craftster swap. Artists would create six small pieces that they would ship across the globe to be abandoned.

This is the piece I created.

The quote is from Anais Nin and reads, “throw your dreams into space like a kite.”

Packing six of these pieces for shipment had me wishing I’d studied engineering, but I’m happy to report that the pieces arrived safely and soundly and will soon be abandoned in the Midwest Region of the United States.

All of the pieces were attached to a card giving a brief explanation of the Art Abandonment project and an email where “finders” can send a note if they so desire. Rest assured that if I hear anything from the finders of my pieces, I’ll post an update here.

I’m off to spend some time dropping my partner’s pieces around my town on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

I expect this to be a great deal of fun.

2 comments for “Throw Your Dreams Into Space Like a Kite

  1. Carolyn
    October 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    What fabuous pieces to abandon! It really is so much fun to abandon art. I however, am not on facebook and as such have never been able to view Michaels group.
    I first started abandoning art after I learned about it last July. Because of the types of pieces I left ,and the mentality of the fine citizen’s in the town in which I hail, I felt it was important to explain to the Barney Fife’s that I was not a terriost( no need to deploy the robot each time I felt the need to share). But rather I was spreading random joy for no reason at all. The looks on their faces as I was trying to explain this concept was priceless, I wish I would have gotten it on film. It was classic “Does not compute!”

  2. Jivvy
    October 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

    lol, I do volunteer work that has me spending a lot of time in the local courthouse and I’ve thought of abandoning art there, but I’m pretty sure I’d end up on the wrong end of a body cavity search (not that there’s a “right” end of a body cavity search).

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