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Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…

Found

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STJ 2012 475a

Found objects are an irresistible way to express ourselves, especially if we find it difficult to do so in regular discourse. We can find our voice as we find the objects we use to craft our creations. One can quickly pick up whatever is at hand without knowing what we will be forming with our finds, we can sit and contemplate for a while, then carefully choose exactly what is in our minds, or we can engage others in the search for objects as our art is evolving. Those, and an infinite variety of other methods, guide us on our thoughtful or carefree way to creating what are masterpieces of emotional and mental effort.

STJ 2012 471a

And thus there is a way messages can be conveyed using anything other than spoken words or conventionally written ones. Whether you are directing your message to a single target or your message is general one, your art may have more impact than if you used a traditional way to express yourself. Though you may think you are exposing your inner self less, you are actually exposing more of yourself by sharing your creative methods as well as your message with your audience; people are usually quite good at picking up the underlying feelings and thoughts behind another’s actions. With found art, what do you think really gets found, the components or the person?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

4 thoughts on “Found

  1. Love what you do here~ Thank you for sharing. Raccoons are kindred spirits of mine too~

  2. This I love this! You’ve managed to put life into things others would dismiss as lifeless.

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