As promised . . . I’m posting this weeks Found Art Tuesday. First a story. Last week I was asked why I left last weeks envelope on the same tree and I replied “because I like the idea of the tree being like the tree in To Kill A Mockingbird, with treasures left on it. I drove down the alley this afternoon to see the tree and was SO SAD to see my envelope from last week still there. I figured it was because the first envelope clearly said in large print “FOUND ART” drawing a viewer in more. Last weeks piece might have given people the impression it was meant to be there and so left undisturbed. So after work I had matt drive by it again while I hopped out and grabbed it. I figured I would put it somewhere else, but when I opened it up there was a note inside (see below). I was ecstatic. My piece had become an interactive piece. Someone did check it out and took a prize from inside, one of my homemade buttons with a magnet back.
So today to release this weeks Found Art Tuesday we drove out to St. Charles. I had been wanting to go to the photobooth and figured that would be a perfect place to leave it. I love photobooths so I figure that another photobooth fan would find the piece. We took some photobooth pics, left the piece then went out to eat, came back so that matt could check out the gumball machines, which were located nearby. I had forgotten entirely about the piece when I looked over and there were a couple of people near the photobooth and I noticed a girl was holding my envelope and looking inside (which had more buttons and moo cards). I was so excited and whispered to matt “oh my gosh, that girl, she got my thing” and matt was all “ugh? what are you talking about?” he had forgotten as well and so I had to say “my art, she found and took my art”, I hope that she liked it.
So in the span of one day I’ve had two semi-interactions with my found art. Exciting and scary. I’m getting better, eh? Are you proud of me Rosa, lol?