This will be our 17th 18th year on the playa, 12th 13th year of the Home. We are a daytime art gallery, where you can adopt a piece of art, and give it a new forever home. Each morning, I fill the Home with carefully chosen pieces, take a picture, and let it go. All the new "parents" need to do is read the instructions, fill out a small card and clip the card to the chickenwire. And love their art, of course! New this year, we built a library with all the cards from over the years for your reading pleasure. We are also bringing out our regional project, Poems of Unusual Size, with magnetic panels and large words for your inner poet's pleasure.
Where does the art come from? I paint a lot of original pictures, make collages, and comb thrift shops. So do my campmates, bringing photographs, mixed media, and woodblock prints. I have friends who no longer attend, some who are not even burners, who make art to gift. There are a number of talented contributors right here on eplaya, and I am grateful and proud to offer their works, and the amazing art they find in odd places. Random strangers bring art and leave it for others! It is a marvelous collaborative effort. I love the Home, I love the people who make it happen, and I love hanging out and chatting with people who are adopting art.
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.
Art may also be committed to the Home, just put it securely in place and say good-bye. If you have multiples of similar pieces, please bring them around to the shade structure. That way I can place them mixed in with the other art so one theme does not become overwhelming. While the emphasis is on visual art such as paintings, drawings and photos, other mediums such as small sculptural art are welcome. The Gifting Box is for even smaller items such as jewelry, swag and trinkets. 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.