This photo is from yesterday. It was a storm day, so no school for my daughter. Which was great because I put her to work sharpening pencils.
I’ve decided to change things up a bit. I’ve been doing a Wednesday List Of Ten Things I Like, but I feel it’s been getting a bit stale, and I’m running out of things I like. So my new idea for Wednesday is A Wednesday Idea. Crazy Or Otherwise. So here goes!
My idea is a bit crazy, and it’s been done. The artist Andre Cadere is the inspiration. My idea is that I will take a piece of wood 1-metre long, and turn it into an artwork. Paint it, carve it, cut it, wrap it, whatever I wish to do, and make it into something that could be considered art. After I create the piece of art I’ll take it for a walk and leave it somewhere it can be found. I’ll record the event and post it on my blog. There are some rules I have set for myself.
1. I will start with a piece of wood 1-metre long, and make it into art.
2. I will record the process of making it into art.
3. I will take it for a walk and leave it so it might be found.
4. I will post images of the artwork, the walk, and where it’s left.
5. I will hope someone finds it and realizes it’s art and takes it home.
Does anyone want to follow this idea as well and let me know about it?
When I look at the first Long Series drawing it’s hard to imagine how I got from there to here. It started out as a simple drawing project. Doing one drawing a day was my idea, and before I knew it three years have gone by and I’ve done 1034 of the things. The first one really was a simple drawing on mylar and paper. Now they’ve become wild multi media collage / drawing / painting / cooperative / concepts with no end in sight. My intention is to do 10,000, and getting there will be an interesting process.
Tomorrow is Wednesday, and each week I do A Wednesday List Of Ten Things I Like, but tomorrow I’m going to start something a bit different called A Wednesday Idea. Crazy Or Otherwise.
I managed to get most of the paint off this shirt, but it now has a nice big dark stain on the side. So now it’s a painting shirt, and hopefully I’ll remember to take it off before I wander through the streets of Charlottetown.
I approached this painting as an experiment in order, and I will take what I’ve learned and make better use of it someday. I was indifferent to this painting until I stamped the letters on each circle and then it worked for me. The letters give it a bit of humor, and I like that.