A picture is worth a thousand words. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. ~ Oscar Wilde
I’m afraid that if you look at a think long enough, it loses all of its meaning. ~ Andy Warhol
When I was walking through a neighborhood with my girls and my cousin this past weekend we came upon the following in a person’s yard. This scene, an old mixer in the dirt and leaves, made me wonder. Was it meant to be placed there? Was the individual not interested in carrying this old mixer to the garbage can? Did the person hope that someone else would notice it and take it for their own personal use? Is this placement of the mixer in the dirt an artistic statement???
I have seen many individuals recycle old materials – from pots to beds to toilet bowls and turn these things into art, or at least their expression and interpretation of art.
As art is definitely in the eye of the beholder (some of you loved the mosaics I posted a few days ago, and others did not) I find it hard to fully define.
I LOVE recycled art….. though not just the placement of an old item in a garden – I like to see the item somehow transformed, adapted in some way to make an artistic statement. Perhaps one day I will create a garden out of old objects – all of which would be planted with different wild flowers…. hmmmmm…….. we will see!
Today, 113 days ’til 40, I hope to be that creator of abstract art…… when I do create it, I hope people will identify with it as art and not junk!