Friday, February 27, 2009

Found Art

I found these photo's discarded and scattered about in an outdoor parking lot.  As an artist, a cheapskate, and an obsessive hoarder I find great joy in picking things off the floor.  Images, metal objects and bits of wood are high on my list right now.  

I always justify my collection by telling myself about all the amazing art I will eventually make with it.  In reality it just sits under my bed gathering dust.  Until now!  In an attempt to clean my room I stumbled over these photos.  

Originally they weren't that interesting.  And after finding them in the carpark I washed them off, stacked them together tightly and stored them away.  Photographs and water do not mix.  Years later when I unearthed them they had glued themselves together into a little brick of stiffened card. 

I peeled them apart and the resulting mess is what I've posted.  I will be attempting to paint them later down the track but right now I'm just loving them as photographs. 


  1. Oh my, nice find. In a parking lot free! Teehee (^-^). Look forward to seeing the wonderful works that'll come from these.

  2. A brilliant natural effect. I love it when accidents happen and these are transformed from quite banal photographs to something more ethereal.

    The couple on the bottom photo look like they are observing the coloured floating fungus in front of them.

    Nice blog.

  3. Hi Jonathan Burton!

    Thanks for taking a look at my blog,
    and the wonderful comment.

    Have to say it is one my favourite posts,
    although one could argue it isn't actually my own artwork. Ah well! Three cheers for Found objects!

    Loving your blog and website,
    Ever an inspiration
    for choosing colours in a composition,

    Jess b