I recently joined the Facebook group Art Abandonment started by artist Michael DeMeng. Michael is an assemblage artist and author of “Secrets of Rusty Things”, one of the first mixed media books I purchased. His work can be seen in galleries across the country, and he teaches his process in workshops worldwide.
Art Abandonment is a group designed to encourage random acts of art, left in various locations around the globe. The idea is for people to make something and leave it somewhere for an unsuspecting person to find. The artists can then post the locations and photos of the abandoned artwork…and finders can let everyone know that they are the lucky finder. This group has over 4,700 members and is growing daily. How cool is that!
I abandoned my first piece yesterday at Panera Bread. I felt like a little kid sneaking around trying to place and photograph it without getting caught.
This is definitely something I will continue to do… and hopefully someday will be a finder too.
Please check out the FB page for Art Abandonment and Michael DeMeng’s website, his artwork is incredible.
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