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    Found Art Jan 30 : MUSIC


    Hello. My name is Rosa and I am an iPod-aholic. Since iPods came out I was fascinated by them, but I had sticker shock! I could not think I could buy one and feel comfortable with myself... I comforted myself thinking that maybe they weren't that big a deal, they were just like a walkman, right? besides you could only use them with iTunes and it's all a big scheme to make you spend money buying music over the internet. I have enough music already, thank you very much.. but then, I got one for Christmas.. OMG! It was everything I thought and even more. My dear husband Ruben knows exactly what I wanted even when I denied it for myself. So now I take my iPodcita (I had to name her!) almost everywhere with me. I love music and the inspiration it gives me. And by the way, I'm still amazed on iTunes and how the programmed everything, it makes it much more easier to get the music you want, and that's the point, I guess.

    ipod-2.jpgSo back to today's found art, I was listening to my cassettes and I found one I taped from a radio show from rock101, a radio station long gone in Mexico City. I used to love the djs and the music they played. I remember the motto of the radio station was something along the line of "Playing the soundtrack of your life"

    ipod-3.jpgSo I had the idea of making a fake iPod out of an altered altoids tin and I used a cassette tape. The general idea is that music is for everyone, and it belongs to everyone. Not that I'm in favor of piracy, but what I mean is that we all make it our own and feel it as if we're the ones singing the songs...

    ipod-5.jpgOutside it says: "Now Playing the soundtrack of your life" Inside it says: "Music, personal, intimate, seductive, it belongs to all of us, what's the soundtrack of your life?" (This is how iPods look inside, didn't you know they're still using tape! :)

    Now I have a problem.. I DO NOT WANT TO GIVE IT AWAY as found art! what should I do?? I love it! I think it really has a lot of meaning to me, a little voice inside my head is saying: "Are you nuts? It's going to get thrown away! you should make it into an assembly box and just keep it for yourself!" 

    ipod-8.jpgAnd then another voice would reply.. "What?!, it's meant to be found art, if it's good then it's more important to let it go!.. blah blah, good karma.. blah.. good vibes... blah blah"

    So I'll talk to myself tonight and try to convince myself to just let it go. It might make a difference to someone else more than me, and this is what found art is all about. I hope whoever finds it gives it a good home. Or maybe I should give it away to someone in this forum? mmm...

    Ok, so, materials: Altoids tin box, cassette tape, small pieces of disposable camera, headphones cord, acrylic paint, stamp from Mexico.

    Please go visit Kathy LaRocco's Blog and see her take on this topic, she thought of Jazz music and the freedom she feels while listening to it.

    Also, say hello to our new Found Art Tuesday club member, Pacha  She's a talented collage artist and her take on the subject is called Mimulus Bell an interesting and calm piece.

    Reader Comments (11)

    oh my gosh.... this is soooo cool! what a great idea. the tape inside is just hilarious! it's a pretty personal piece, I understand your hesitation in giving it away.
    I think the journey is the destination, the creation of it is a piece of yourself. It is now ready to change ownership... easy for me to say, huh. :o)
    January 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPacha
    actually, Pacha... that makes perfect sense! I have reached my destination, and it needs to be let go.. i'll post later to say where I left it, if I can be so brave!
    January 31, 2007 | Registered CommenterRosa Murillo
    It reminds me of the good work people do to foster animals, every now and then they make one a member of their family. Either way, you win.

    You have such a clever mind and fascinating blog, I'm glad my sister told me about it! I will be back.
    January 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSacred Suzie
    Ah Rosa

    Another beauty. SO glad you decided to let the work continue on its predestined journey. Hey what did you use to paint the tin? I assumed you sanded it some?

    January 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKathy L
    No tienes idea de cuan profundo en mí tocó Found Art. Esta tarde/noche prometo
    1.- Revisar con más calma tu blog
    2.- Escribir acerca de ti y de lo que me has inspirado de un solo "guamazo"

    Besos y apapachos

    January 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMarie Pain
    OHMYGOD! This is GENIUS! I'm so NOT into iPods...and I'm sort of an old Luddite in some ways. This is about as close as I'll get to an iPod. :)
    January 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn
    wow Rose! super super bien! te felicito. Tienes que hacer uno con el pavo asesino de W FM! jajaja
    February 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterOliver
    This is awesome! I just ran across your blog, and LOVE your stuff! I will be checking back often :)

    February 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKristy
    Rosa, I love it! (Did you see my blog entry last week about my recently departed ipod - sob) I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you put tape inside. If you aren't having too much trouble letting it go, I'd love to "find" it in my mailbox, har har har.
    Anyway, it struck home with me as well this week. Keep up the wonderful work, you're amazing!
    February 1, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn
    that is so cool... i just love your attention to detail. since it has become such a sentimental piece to you... i don't know, that is a tough call. on the one hand, why not keep something that is special to you and will bring you joy? but on the other hand, i understand the purpose of leaving art to be found and how wonderful to leave something behind that you are so passionate about... best of luck with what choice you make.
    February 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermelanie
    i *love* this, rosa!
    February 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterleah

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