Friday, 17 September 2010

Impromptu artwork

The post I had in mind for today, still hasn't materialised, the sun was shining so I thought a better idea was to walk into town. The daylight hours are shrinking fast as we head towards autumn and winter, so to stave off that dreaded SAD thingy, I think it's best to get out as much as possible. So with my rucksack filled with a scrummy picnic from last nights purchases, I set off to do the five and a bit miles into town.

I hadn't been going very long before I came upon this motley crew, the Friday morning Ramblers. I have joined them occasionally in the past, so after a few brief greetings, we went our separate ways.

About a mile before the town, is the pond where I bring Henry for his swim. It is very convenient, only a short drive to get here. I have a feeling we might be coming on Sunday.

It's funny how you drive along the same route often and don't notice things. Today I saw this beautiful bush growing up the boundary wall of an industrial estate. It is absolutely full of red berries, I have never seen so many on one bush.

Another reason for me walking today was that it doesn't cost any money, plus I was on a mission, and the walking was a significant part of my plan. I took with me a cheque for £1,000, this is some spare cash that I have accumulated through being frugal and thrifty. So you see, every penny saved mounts up. I proudly handed it over the counter at the Building Society in the High Street. This will reduce the capitol on my mortgage, giving me a reduction on my monthly payments. If I keep doing this, chipping away at it, it won't be too long before I own the whole house, yipeeeeee.
I decided to stay a bit longer in town, have a couple of hours in the library, and get the bus back. Halfway through the journey it was still sunny so I got off the bus to walk the last bit along the path at the bottom of the woods. There is often stuff dumped around here, because you can get a vehicle down it and people come at night to dispose of their rubbish. I mentioned before about the tyres I found and had to ring the council about them because there were so many.
This time I came across a lot of wheel trims, in carrier bags that were falling apart. Aha, I thought, what artwork can I make with these, my little brain ticking away. Try leaning them up against the trees.....
No, doesn't quite do it for me, the trees are too far apart. I know, what about laying them down.

Yes, that's better, I like that. For all people who are lost, walk this way, ha ha. Should I leave them there for someone else to rearrange them. Probably best not to because they will only get run over and smashed to bits, that would make a worse mess.
I'll just move them onto the grass, the arrow pointing into the woods. So that's where I left them. My impromptu artwork.

I hope an aeroplane doesn't come along and try to land on them :o)

3 comments:

  1. This is a fine example of "objet trouve" art, in the spirit of Marcel Duchamp.

    In less cash-strapped times you could probably get an Arts Council grant for this kind of thing.

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  2. Wouldnt it be fun if someone else came along and made something, which they left there for another artist to create another work. I think you could start something really fun there!

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