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Friday, March 22, 2013

Something beautiful for you







this is from one of my favorite blogs THINGS ORGANIZED NEATLY



It made me think about why this is art. So far I've come up with "precision" "unexpected" and "non-linear" as starting points for why I find this is beautiful.  What do you think?

22 comments:

April Brown said...

A great pile of interesting, somewhat useful objects. An interesting multitude of stories there!

Momomma said...

Inspires me to organize my chaos and the beauty of hard and soft working together.

Kimberly said...

What April said;) I agree, it looks like each item could tell a story. It looks "lived-in".

french sojourn said...

The new distressed childs playhouse from IKEA.

Although the instructions were written in Swedish, everything is there.

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I think it's fascinating, like one of those I Spy books. So many things to look at, but it still looks pleasingly tidy. :)

JeffO said...

I don't know that I'd call it beautiful, but it IS intriguing.

Unknown said...

"Compact" comes to mind.

Gina F said...

It's a building block. Look at it as a metaphor of a building block

Bill Scott said...

Part Fred Sanford.
Part Borg.
Love it.

Ellipsis Flood said...

There's a lot of material in there. Both literally and figuratively.

kregger said...

Why?

elisabethcrisp.com said...

We usually see objects or people with the skin attached.This is a box without the skin. And that makes it sculpture.

The same could be said of a good story. The writer enables the reader to see through the surface, to engage with the characters. And that makes it art.

Kitty said...

I've got much of the same d├ętritus in my garage. You're welcome to it for free.

M. G. Tarquini said...

This organizing idea may work for my teenage son's bedroom.

BonnieShaljean said...

A multi-storey story

Terri Lynn Coop said...

I like the previous comment about Fred Sanford being assimilated into the Borg. That really nails it.

I am in awe of the precision. This appeals to the engineer in me.

Terri

Gilbert J. Avila said...

I see a tidy pile of rubbish.

FoolPlusTime said...

It is art because its only purpose is to exist *as* art.

It is good art because it has narrative. It is the life reduced to dimensions. It is chaos rendered in precise form.

It makes demands of the viewer while holding them back. Look, and study, and wonder, but do not touch. To understand it, to see its components and how it is built - to understand the physicality of its existence - would mean taking it apart.

So: tension, destruction, containment, things unseen.



Richard Wiseman said...

Looks like the underside of my daughter's bed after she has claimed to have tidied her room.

the critic said...

I'm very fond of Tony Cragg's work. In this piece he is "thinking outside the box" by being precisely "in the box."

I don't mean to demean your finding the art work meaningful. The blog where you found the image, credited the artist. You might want to consider doing the same. Being an artist myself, i think that is the least people can do who use images of our art.

Ana V. said...

I see a metaphor for happiness. What used to be unrelated bits of materials/life info now make sense. They've been brought together by careful thought and imagination so it now all makes sense.

Simplicity from chaos. Very quantum , very zen.

Makes me happy to look at it. :-)

Leaf River Writer said...

I love the movement and the texture and the color of it. The earthiness of it all, especially since the components are made of materials--trees, stone, sheet metal--altered by man and machine, intended as utilitarian objects, but it becomes something else all together through the hands and vision of the artist. I love the shapes and the lines, the ins and outs of the cubbyholes, the lucious visual pleasure it gives, without even having to engage my brain. I get the discussion and ideas of conceptual art, but for me, this is eye candy, colors of fall and winter, like seeing farmland from an airplane. Thanks for sharing it.