No theme chosen this year .... but feel free to ignore it if I do come up with one. I still have some Godzilla on the brain.
Returning for a fourth year! So far I haven't tired of it... have you? Anyway, 2007 was stellar, over 300 adoptions, and that's just ones which ended up with adoption cards. Several big pieces, notably on stretched canvas found new, anonymous homes. Many excellent donations and a lot of enthusiasm.
This year, my "theme" is "Godzilla Enhances All Art" inspired by a "motel art" print I repurposed with Godzilla and a Bat Country bat. Yes, it was adopted, I happened to take a picture of it at home pre-event. The paintbrushes are purely accidental. For 2008 I want to collect classic prints and introduce Godzilla into them. (Yes, I could use unframed prints of classic paintings).
from 2007, and 2006:
Yeah, yeah, you know, but oooh, there's so many new folks and I know they don't know ... so here's my project as described down in 2006 art and performances:
This was my project last year and since it is returning I thought I should introduce it yet again for the new folks.
Anti M's Home for Wayward Art is a place for small art, medium art, amateur art, but especially Bad Art, Lost Art, Found Art, Art which Needs a Good Spanking, and of course, Wayward Art. This is not a gallery, it is more like juvenile detention for art, an orphanage, a half-way house for misfit art. All art in the Home is up for adoption, all the prospective new parent needs to do is fill out a small adoption form and clip it to the Home in place of their newfound art darling. Art may also be committed to the Home, just put it securely in place and say good-bye. While the emphasis is on visual art such as paintings, drawings and photos, sculptural art and trinkets found their way into the Home last year and then found new homes.
Why? I love to paint, I love to do miniatures, I love to give things away. Based on the concepts of art and gifting, I came up with the Home. Why Bad Art? While I am quite good at miniatures, I am a beginner painter and not always pleased with my products. I also glean art from thrift stores and friends and family and yard sales.
There's a photo of the Home on my site (see sig line). Yes, it is made of chickenwire and 2x4s.
I just put all the adoption cards from last year into albums, it was great to read over what went where and why, thanks to the eplayans who adopted and contributed! This project was so successful I had to ration out my original art, and I only had a handful of things which did not go to new homes. They're getting makeovers, hehehe.
The biggest difference will be a big ass No Sunday Donations sign. Sadly, folks thought the Home was a great place to dump unwanted costumes and general schtuff. And it will be "closed" at night, I find too many beer bottles and trash otherwise.
And I must say, 2006 saw some superior donations, most notably Hot Jesus, the Santa Massacree, and the stained glass Man, and some excellent woodblocks!