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Lost Lists


Images from The Ginger Pimpernel at Shopping Losts blog

More inspiration. I’ve discovered this amazing blog by The Ginger Pimpernel called Shopping Losts, Turning Unloved Little Lists Into Typographical Treats. This one is very close to my heart, close to my own art philosophy, that art is in everything, it is found in everyday things, that something no longer useful can be considered art. A random shopping list, of which I know only too well, can be the start of something else. Art. How wonderful! And don’t I just love a list. Madly jotting down lists all the time. Sometimes I wonder though, with all this list making, why do I still forget things when I go shopping? And don’t get me started on typography …. that’s another whole blog world of obsession (have you seen Crayon Chick on Etsy?)

Images from The Ginger Pimpernel at Shopping Losts blog

And what I especially love about these very clever artworks is the way the finished piece reflects the original note, the first one was written on a blue grid page, the second one on a yellow post-it note. Fabulous.
With all this inspiration, I have just made a cup of tea (of course) and went through some old photo albums. Hard pressed to think of a more enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. I came across the albums from some art exhibitions I’ve had exploring things discarded and rejected. I wanted to showcase old things represented as things to covet, as art. I’ve always loved rusted old faded worn reused … the list goes on but I think you get the picture. Anther exhibition explored the wonderful japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi and the beautiful patina of old and imperfect objects. I hope you like this little glimpse into my other world away from the sewing machine and coloured pencils.
assemblage (detail), 2003
Michelle Harvey

Wabi Sabi IV, A Sense Of Calm, 2003, assemblage, 3 panels, 610 x 360mm
Michelle Harvey

Curatorial Penchant: Significant, A Sense Of Calm, 2003, assemblage, 4 panels, 300 x 410mm
Michelle Harvey


Waiting,2006, ink, watercolour, rust and plaster on board, 110 x 190mm
Michelle Harvey
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October 23, 2009 - 7:57 am

frankie and ray - Lovely, lovely. You are a woman of many talents!

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