I am taking a hiatus from blogging. The posts I now add will be unedited and unpolished, please forgive me. I am using this platform as a storage place for interesting things. I am currently focusing on editing wikipedia articles on contemporary art instead. I encourage you to do the same and to follow still very active blogs like hyperallergic, c-monster, bldgblog, and more. thanks you.
Collaborative Public Art-Money Tree
"in several wooded areas around the UK, passersby have been stopping for decades (if not centuries), meticulously hammering small denomination coins intro trees." more
I think that to create collaborative works like these in the past you always needed a religious edge to turn it into a tradition or a ritual. I find the above practice very beautiful, and I feel public art works in today's cities are really lacking where this is succeeding. Our culture certainly doesn't embrace the sacred very well in a public sphere.
thanks Kbay. who has a sweet gimmebar which is a cool new everyone should check out. here