Landfillart is an international art effort encompassing one-thousand-forty-one (1,041) artists creating “fine art” centered around a single dicarded, recycled hubcap.
i was approached by the founder, ken marquis, back in the beginning of april to participate in this project and i acknowledged with a resounding, yes! what an opportunity to be a part of a project of this scale not to mention the creative challenge involved in the project’s mission.
i have wanted to start a blog to allow others to see and follow my process in all facets of my works; creative, physical, mental, financial including all the joys & frustrations that are an integral part in the daily life of a professional arist. the semi anonymity that is blogging will allow me the freedom to overcome my introversion, let down my guard and put forth my reality.
the somewhat serendipitous timing of both projects seemed to powerful to ignore. “go forth Asian Welder!”
my hubcap arrived on earth day, april 22, 2009. it was truly “love at first sight!” it is a buick hubcap in pristine condition, a seemingly unavoidable iconsistency with the corporation and the modern automobile industry in general. the hubcap seemed to revel in its glorious past and give itself to me knowing i would in some way respect and preserve its life stories.
add my little treasure of a child’s school room chair, this chair was part of a collection i once had for an installation of 35, it will now belong to a greater purpose instead of as my foot stool or door jam. now to stand back, have a look, my mind wraps around this thought: “On The Backs of our Children”
this is how my interpretation started to work within this project. since the economic bailout of many institutions, including the “big three auto makers” in the US, i have been wondering how this financial “landfill” will ultimately benefit the people of america? in my mind it keeps coming back to our children…and their children. it will be upon their hard work and resources to ante up and pay for some of the mistakes of my generation. ok, enough rambling, you get it. check back to watch my progress and www.landfillart.org and see what other artists are doing and perhaps get involved yourself!
now to bring these two treasures together to form a union of my statement….there is no criteria to meet, other than “create fine art”.
sent:June 6, 2009 11:10:12 AM MST