A found object is a natural or man-made object, or fragment of an object, that is found (or sometimes bought) by an artist and kept because of some intrinsic interest the artist sees in it
(definition from the Tate galleries website)
Finished! I actually really finished the canvases.
While traveling through life, I often stop and pick up or gather “found objects”.
My family has gotten used to this habit and have joined me in it (to a lesser extreme) and often bring me “treasures” that find a new home in my studio and about the house. Some of these bits and pieces have now found a home on the little canvases that have finally found a purpose.
Some live in my very own “cabinet of curiosities” which is itself a found object: a worn pink cabinet found buried under junk at a thrift store outside of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Teaching my children to really look (and see) at the world around them is one the accomplishments I am most proud of.
There are things of interest and beauty to be found everywhere if we only bother to look.
I already have another project prepped and ready in my studio and I’m off to work on it…
as soon as I do some laundry and dishes.
If only I can beauty in those chores…