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.