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    Found Art Jan 23, 2007: ART


    For my piece of Found Art this Tuesday the theme was "Art". When I was little I thought you could grow up to be anything you wanted, so having a lot of imagination, it was no surprise I wanted to grow up to be a fairy. There was really no other thing I wanted to be, my mom even made me a magic wand with a magical star made with cardboard and glitter. (I was 3, I think)

    The best thing about fairies is that they sneak up on people when they least expect it and help with little things here and there. Like little angels.  They can give you a jolt of inspiration when in need of one, chocolate fairies hide in the pantry behind cereal boxes (where you keep the good kind of chocolate), coffee fairies always help you get the coffee just the way you ordered it, and art fairies must make art.. relentlessly. It's good to keep one around!

    This piece was made in an 8" x 8"  6" x 6" (I measured it again and yes, it was smaller) cigar box lid. I love these because they're made of wood and covered in wonderful labels with texture so rich that even when you paint over them you can still feel them. For the image of the fairy I used a playing card I bought with the images based on the Shakespeare plays . There are really wonderful! 2145_shakespeare.gif I can't wait to see what else I can do with these... The wings on the fairy are real cicada wings I had for some reason saved in a cardboard box from when we lived in DC and there where more cicadas than you could count. Like other pieces I've made for this project I was guided by intuition and enjoyed the process of talking to my fairies and wondering where it would lead me. I am now an art-fairy leaving tangible inspiration somewhere out there.

    Reader Comments (4)

    I LOVE this one--you know, little things like finding something as beautiful as this would really spark me on those "doubtful" days. I hope whoever finds this piece has that same response. (I also think the idea that you just happened to have cicada wings in a box is so whimsical and fun!)
    January 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDelia

    Yes I can see the little fairy in you or would it be more a pixie? The piece is pure fun and I thought I was bad at hanging onto things! I just hope whoever finds it get a good dose of inspiration!

    January 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKathy L
    What a wonderful fairy! I like the idea of there being an art fairy - does she help clean up after the art? I could really use that :)
    January 24, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertinker
    tinker, LOL! yes maybe she does help with the cleanup too!
    January 24, 2007 | Registered CommenterRosa Murillo

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