It all began with a walk in the woods last fall. That particular trip yielded quite the booty! My loot contained a dark orange POSTED sign I'd found on the forest floor. The sign was destined to be cut into postcard sized pieces of mail art! I loved the dents and holes from repeated hanging on one tree or another. The print was worn away in spots. This piece had character! I worked with that character to create Trash PO Mindfulness, a series of three pieces, whose message was spread out evenly amongst them.
The first piece, issues forth the challenge! "THIS MONTH'S CHALLENGE: Trash PO MINDFULNESS!" A piece of rusty orange colored lace was threaded through a perfectly placed slit in the center.
The second piece, reminds the observer to "STOP And Look Around!" Bits were strategically covered to give rise to the word STOP.
The final piece, gives warning! "IGNORANCE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED VIOLATORS WILL SUFFER LACK OF ENLIGHTENMENT!" Here, I made use of the corner mounting holes and filled in some chicken scratch with black string.
Each piece was collaged using common packing tape to secure all of the elements. Although there were only three recipients, I felt the message should be seen by everyone! Thanks for stopping by to take it all in!