Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to Create an Ad Hoc Protest Organization

Remember when folks used to march against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? That was before we elected Obama, he increased the troop count, and somehow the whole anti-war movement seemed to just fade away. Back in the protest days I created my own little anti-war organization on a whim before I went to an anti-war rally in San Francisco. I designed the logo, ironed a printout onto cloth, and sewed it onto the back of a shirt. During the march, various women of a certain age came up to me to ask how they could join CAW. I had to tell them CAW didn't really exist, it was just something I made up.





What does all of this mean? The yuppies were right: it's all about marketing and branding, something the antiwar movement could benefit from right about now. Come to think of it, so could Obama.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Little Shoes Now

Where are "All My Little Shoes" today? The edible ones were eaten or have long since rotted. The rest are ensconced in a vintage electric rotating watch display in the section of my apartment I call "Party Corner."



To see the little shoes, start with the "All My Little Shoes" introduction (click here), and follow the links from there to see the edible section, ephemera section, and etcetera section.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

All My Little Shoes: Etcetera

Astroturf

Copper

Cork

Emery Cloth

Gold Mesh

Nylon Screen


Truck Tire Inner Tube


Sandpaper

Metal Screen

Sponge

For the back story/introduction to the All My Little Shoes project, click here. To see the edible shoes section of the project, click here. To see the ephemeral section of All My Little Shoes click here.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

All My Little Shoes: Ephemera


Carbon Paper

Cigarette Pack Foil

Comedie Fran├žaise Stamps

Dollar Bill

Aluminum Foil

Lottery Ticket


Newspaper


Sewing Pattern
Toilet Paper

Campbell's Soup Label

Wax Paper

For the back story/introduction to the All My Little Shoes project, click here. To see the edible shoes section of the project, click here. To see the final "etcetera" section click here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

All My Little Shoes: Edible

Bologna

Wonder Bread

Red Cabbage

Swiss Cheese

Lettuce
Tortilla


Corn husk
For the intro to All My Little Shoes, click here. To see ephemeral little shoes click here. To see the final "etcetera" section click here.

All My Little Shoes: Intro

The next few postings are creations I made for a little art book called "All My Little Shoes," an experiment in materials from gold mesh to meat.

Little shoe from one square of toilet paper
While viewing the little shoes, try humming "Put My Little Shoes Away," a traditional folk song recorded by the Everly Brothers. The lyrics are below, or you can listen to the Everly Brothers sing it by clicking here. Let it play in the background while you view the little shoes collection.

Mother dear come bathe my forehead,
for I'm growing very weak.
Mother, let one drop of water
fall upon my burning cheek.
I'm going away to leave you mother darling,
and remember what I say.
Do this won't you please dear mother,
put my little shoes away.
Tell my lovely little playmates
that I never more will play.
Give them all my toys but mother,
put my little shoes away.

To see edible shoe section click here. To see ephemeral shoe section, click here. To see the final "etcetera" section click here.
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