1/30/10

chunks of goodness


not long after moving here i noticed these reflectors alongside the curbs on the two busy streets here in huntsville. i picked one up with a look of glee and incredibly tod actually deterred me from scooping it into my backpack. he thought them 'junk'. give us another month of walking around, looking for goodies to pick up for art and suddenly the tod 'got it'. bump it up to now and i've collected just over 20 of these. (just got two more since taking this picture) i love them. i actually go out on the bike just to go look for them. they are golden nuggets. maybe a wall of them some day? it almost doesn't matter if i do or don't do anything with them, right now it is the chase. i feel as happy as if i found a $5 bill fluttering on the ground, they make me THAT happy.

18 comments:

layers said...

this is the fun part-- finding the free stuff on the sidewalk, curb, alleys, parking lots-- junk and garbage to others becomes treasures to us

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

These are absolutely brilliant--in more ways than one--I mean, this is art--hey, I'll start looking for them over here in Germany, and I'll send them when I get a bunch! My husband will just think I'm being my normal self :-)

paula said...

yep this IS the fun part!
dawn...they have these there? this is the first place in the states i've noticed them on the street cubs like this, maybe all the humidity keeps things from adhering?

sarala said...

I'm not sure if my last comment was sent or not. My new computer is touchy on the touch pad.
I said that the reflectors look like art already and I'm looking forward to what you do with them. They should be great. If I find any, I'll send them too.

paula said...

cool! thanks shara :) i could have a collection of reflectors from friends that i could reflect upon...

Chris said...

Chunk Style! We have these thingsa around here, but they are in the road on the double lines. I've never seen them not stuck to the ground. I just like how they look lined up next to eachother.

Kim Hambric said...

I love seeing them laid out together. I just came from a great blog, http://artinthestudio.blogspot.com where the art of Leonardo Drew is discussed. It reminded me of you.

paula said...

thank you for that link kim..i know who my new artist friday is now...LOVE IT

deb said...

I love the blue ones...

Colleen Kole said...

You always are coming up with new intriguing little things that are turned into something even more wonderful. This grid is cool that you have displayed them in.

Margaret Ryall said...

I agree that they are little gems. There is something do pleasing and intriguing about seeing them all laid out together.

paula said...

i know...this is like its own mixed media piece. DONE!

Lynda Lehmann said...

They would make a terrific, very "optical" abstract sculpture!

Teo said...

Such a great idea Paula! You have a great eye for finding things to transform into art! The photos look great!! I never found these in Romania or Portugal but if I ever will, I’ll definitely collect them for you!

paula said...

thank you teo, i would imagine they have reflectors there but not like these eh?

donauluft said...

my first impression was (bevor reading): you found antique chocolat pralines........

paula said...

ha! tod thinks they look like ravioli but antique chocolate pralines takes the cake!

San said...

I agree, Paula. Those would be great hanging on a wall.