Another triumph for found art. This is an old boat fender (a float suspended between boats when they're in dock so they don't bang into each other) that I found washed up on shore. It's big (about 3 feet wide by 2 feet high). Presumably the paint splashes were made when someone was painting a boat or something else nearby, and the fact that the paint has peeled and rotted a bit makes it all the more wonderful.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
When a friend who works in the museum world saw this piece on my wall she looked puzzled. A while later she asked casually, "Have you spent a lot of money collecting art?" I asked what made her think so and she said she loved the large abstract, but it looked like it was pricey.