Found Objects in Art
The idea of found objects in art is an intriguing one, for me. It involves
imagining what the object will become, and seeing its future. It is a process
that is full of creativity and hope. “Found Art” transcends its label, being that
it’s transformative, and it always becomes more than the sum of its parts.
I began incorporating found objects into my art many years ago, after a
particular assignment in a two-dimensional art class. I loved wandering
through the neighborhood, and being asked to pick up, in effect, garbage.
Since that time, interesting little things have caught my eye more often. I have
found that little treasures are waiting for me, in my direct path, almost
constantly, and I just need to take the time to truly see them. Much of my
material has been gathered from outside, and on daily journeys. Dirty, rusty,
artsy, junk can frequently be found in my purse, on my coffee table, or in my
car, just waiting for its chance to shine, again.