misc metal....and of course wood
you knew it was just a matter of time right? metal and wood. hinge on wood, with drilled holes through the center where those four holes are. i had a good discussion with tod about this as i'm still paranoid about this body of work. he likened this to doing what pictures frames once did (but in our opinion is now defunct/antiquated). i'm framing the found object. its there, look at it and see it and appreciate it. it isn't all dolled up with busy. it is a daring thing for me and to some that might sound ridiculous, maybe even pompous. my take is, i could make this into something more...but that isn't what the materials are asking of me. until you hold this in your hands, or place it on a ledge and just look at it perhaps you wont ever get it. i got it. i don't understand it but i got it.
the top two pictures are some found metal from a denuded lot on a semi busy intersection. felt a little strange picking all this up in a less than desirable neighborhood with cars and people streaming by, but someone had to take those washers and weird bracket thingies right? the strange artist and her sidekick walking around with a plastic baggie bending over as they walk, picking up ridiculous things. a trio of raunchy looking dogs stared at us from across the street, were it not for the traffic i felt certain we were gonna get chased. tod ignored them and we hurriedly picked up the goods and fled.