Gleaning at the City Dump #26
It looks like another artist (glass artist) came into the bay to drop off these bits and pieces of colored glass. As with a number of things that I find (and can't use myself), I left these in our work area at the far end, thinking that one of the other four artists might have some use for this collection.
I have found several rolls of tickets, saving some of them, tossing others back into the trash. I don't really know how to use these effectively in my work.
This looks to be one of those dividers from IKEA. It pulls apart into sections. I like the individual "heavy vellum" divider pieces. I left a few for the other artists...took a few for myself.
Wow...I love this thing...a big old beautiful metal (beautifully rusted) sled made by some toy company in Wisconsin, obviously many years ago. I left it in our work area (actually I "hid" it behind some other stuff), and may (or may not) retrieve it for my own use. Some of these found objects are already "works of art" just as they are (at least in my eyes).
I found two of these things-display stands for door knobs, probably thrown away by some hardware store. I've removed the hardware, leaving the wooden stand with these nice holes. I haven't started to use them in any project yet.
A plastic container filled with old calligraphy pens. I do plan to use these, but not for calligraphy.
It's sometimes necessary to glean fast in the bay. The trash piles up quickly as it's off-loaded, thus having to be "compacted" often by this monster tractor. With all the vehicles and people moving through this facility at any one time, this "concert" has to be orchestrated carefully by the on-site workers, the spotters. There are hazards at every turn.
5/30/2012 01:22:56 pm
Greg, Excellent job on the finds! Melody
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