Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April art

 This is the second painting that I finished for March. I don't like it. I was trying something with gesso, but I don't think it worked. It made everything kind of muddy and difficult to work with. That's what art making is about though. Experimentation and play often leads to new and exciting works. Feel free to comment about this work below. What do you think about it?

There is an artist named Aram Bartholl that has started creating an art community out in plain sight. He has embedded USB drives in locations across the globe with .txt files on them. All you need is a portable electronic device that can plug in to a USB and you can participate.

I think this is a really neat idea. The best artworks surprise and delight in ways the viewer did not expect. Finding these drives, hidden in plain sight  adds a fun perspective to seeing art. Many others agree, as Bartholl's idea has been copied and expanded. There is now a complete list of where these works can be found and how you can participate here. I persoanlly haven't gone out to find one of these, because there none near me. But if you see one that is close to you, go check it out and leave a message here about what you saw.