They noticed that, while folks welcomed dining room sets, single chairs went unclaimed. What to do? Make art. A call went out to local artists: come claim a chair. Paint, decorate, take the chairs apart and remake them into sculptures – anything you want - as long as you had the results back by March.
I got the very last chair, a homely, cracked maple chair right out of my childhood:A collage I'd been working on became the backrest. It also got me thinking about spring: I imagined the chair sitting outside, plants twining up the legs. Words joined the piece:A little bird built its nest out of twigs and fabric scraps:
Voila. I called it "Nest/Rest" and dropped it off last week.
Chairs will soon be displayed in local libraries and businesses. The finished works will be auctioned on-line through cMarket in April, 2009 and on-site at Powers Gallery in Acton on May 1, 2009. All proceeds will go towards HGRM. Wheee!