The Home is slated to return as the fates allow. Look for us on the perimeter of Hushville once more.
This project would not be the resounding success it is each year without the generous art donations and creativity of eplayans and random burners. Even my Muggle friends give me art now.Established in 2005, Anti M's Home for Wayward Art is a place for small art, medium art, amateur art, but especially Bad Art, Lost Art, Found Art, Art which Needs a Good Spanking, and of course, Wayward Art. This is not a gallery, it is more like juvenile detention for art, an orphanage, a half-way house for misfit art. All art in the Home is up for adoption, all the prospective new parent needs to do is fill out a small adoption form and clip it to the Home in place of their newfound art darling. Art may also be committed to the Home, just put it securely in place and say good-bye. While the emphasis is on visual art such as paintings, drawings and photos, other mediums such as sculptural art, jewelry, and trinkets found their way into the Home to be scooped up and loved. Costumes, MOOP, food, and your abandoned sign too bulky to haul around are not within the parameters, thank you. If you are donating many items, do leave them in the back, in the shade structure with a note.
Why? I love to paint, I love to do miniatures, I love to give things away. Based on the concepts of art and gifting, I came up with the Home. Why Bad Art? While I am quite good at miniatures, I am not always pleased with my products. I also glean art from thrift stores and friends and family and yard sales. Some of the most fabulous donated pieces have been dumpster diving finds.
For the new:
Drawings and sketches are most welcome, but do try to have them mounted at least on sturdy cardboard. The wind does a number on paper. Same thing with poetry, try to mount it. Handmade books are in high demand. Charcoal drawings? Blackboard? Nope, the playa dust obliterates them.
Framed art with glass... tricky. Smaller pieces do better than larger ones, and do not transport frames with glass flat, stand them on edge. I've got a few nice prints whose glass is smashed, I have to repurpose them now. That said, don't pass a thrift shop treasure up just because it has glass. Use your judgment.
Small three dimensional items are okay, but I prefer not to have an over-abundance of them. Too difficult to display as my table is small. This is some thing I need to work on. Perhaps some shelving? Oddly, fridge magnets go over well, I can stick them to the trailer. Pottery is welcome, cups and bowls are most popular.
I now have a Gifting Box off to the side, so that is likely where smallish items such as jewelry will end up. I've turned down some pieces such as purses made of duct tape for the Home, because they simply don't fit in with what I'm doing art-wise. Doesn't mean it isn't art and is not a marvelous gift, just means it isn't "my thang". The Box is a good place for those type of things. Swag pendants and patches and stickers fall in between, either the Box or the Home is appropriate.
I do "curate" the Home daily, choosing pieces with similar themes or colors or resonance. Don't be surprised or discouraged if I don't put up something you bring to me right away. Some years things even come home then go back. Sometimes I keep art for a year or two. If a piece never moves, it is fair game for repurposing.
Godzillas have a special place in my heart. Stomping on it some days.