Monday, June 01, 2009

Found Art

Have you ever found something an wondered where it came from? why it was left behind? did someone lose it? is it available for you to take home?

I've picked up change and even a stray dollar bill or two. I've even found a 100 dollar bill in a telephone book in a hotel room. I've found scraps of paper, bottles, sunglasses, bottle caps, and all sorts of shiny things that caught my attention.

Some people though have found Art. (The Be Kind piece shown here is from Robayre and she blogged all about it HERE.) Found art is art that others have made and left behind for someone to see, to pick up, to take home and to enjoy. I would have so much joy in my heart at finding such a piece.

Found art doesn't even have to be something fancy - it can be as simple as a doodled envelope, as shown above - blogged about HERE on Robayres blog. Robayre = a woman named Robyn.

Robyn has made several items for Found Art Tuesday - you can see her Flickr page where she shows a lot of the pieces she's done for the Found Art project. I think even a few others have loaded in their pieces as well. I plan on going back there regularly to see what's been created and left behind.

This is how she left the envelope that she made (above) - she just tacked it to a tree. I know if I was walking by and saw something on a tree, I'd go and investigate. One of her latest pieces was a small zipper bag that had a note that explained that this was found art - take it home and enjoy it or give it away.

Yesterday I found such a nice surprise when I went over to Color Me Katie. She decided to put a little love out into her neighborhood by punching out heart shapes and taping them in some unusual places. You have to see what she's done. Neighborhood Love

I have to admit, I've got a pocket full of hearts, a roll of tape and a camera on me right now. I've got some errands to run.

Maybe later I'll drop off some art for someone to find.

I love it when Monday begins on such a high note. What a wonderful gift to give myself and what a way to start a brand new month!

Have a fabulous week.


Kirby3131 said...

My hearts didn't look so good, so I used stars instead. (I had a nice sized star punch) and I taped the stars in a few spots. :) It was fun!


"J" said...

It let me in!

I did a post just for you!
I promise it will make you laugh!

The "found art" is such a neat idea!!!! It makes me want to go on a treasure hunt!!!!

Sharinskishe said...

How wonderful. Maybe I could do this sometime, not that I am an artist, but it sounds like a fun thing to do.

Thanks for the information.

jennifer said...

What a cool idea! I LOVE to find things but I had never thought of placing art to BE found!

Going to follow some of your links now.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

WHat inspiration! Incredible! I am sooooo gonna do that!

Found art blog said...

So glad you've found the idea of found art!! I've been losing "stuff" for years, and sometimes, people pop by my blog to tell me too!! It's brilliant fun!!