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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Paisley "For You"

If you pluck this paisley that I left on the street yesterday, you'll see its hidden tab says, "FOR YOU".

Art Sparker's  #leftart inspired me. She said she likes finding spots to leave them where they create temporary collages-in-place.
I hadn't much liked this paisley after I painted it, but as I walked down the street looking for a place to leave it, I realized its green matches the old metal light poles, which I'd never noticed.  
So, yeah.

6 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Ha, looks really organic. And the curved shape gives you options for tucking.

The Crow said...

Great idea, Fresca! Spreading art in a world sorely in need of beauty...

Fresca said...

SPARKER: Yes, the shape is key for me:
the turning point for me came when I cut out a paisley a couple days ago---all of a sudden I could see it as "left art."
Thanks for your inspiration over the years.

CROW: Exactly! I have always loved when people do that.

ArtSparker said...

Thanks for your inspiration over the years.

And yours...you have no idea.

Laura B said...

Love these! I had just been thinking about how to incororporate "guerilla-style" art into my life- doesn't seem like it would be so hard, right- you just do it, right? But I haven't done it....my thoughts began when I watched the ceremony giving actor Bill Murray the Mark Twain prize for comedy- I've never liked his films that much- thought they were "dumb"- but hearing the train of people telling anecdotes about how he would suddenly, seemingly randomly, do something out of the norm, like pick up 6-foot high Sigourney Weaver & carry her down the street, or give an umbrella hat to Emma Stone when she was feeling down- these aren't really good examples- the best examples came from not-so-known people- made me appreciate him differently.
It seems like he's made a life of surprising people with sudden acts of kindness & goofiness.
Which made me wonder why I don't do a little of that. And now you're doing that. Random acts of Paisley!!!! I think paisley must be a scorpionic design. Okay, that's a whole different subject.

Frex said...

LAURA: It's funny, I felt sort of shy about doing this, even though I've always LOVED when other people did it--not sure what my hesitation was--so I relate to that hesitation about how to do it?
"You just do it, right?"
Right, that's what I decided too---just do it.

I've liked Bill Murray but didn't know much about him---glad to hear he's kind & goofy!
--Fresca