For a few years I have wanted to produce an assemblage piece that involved community effort ---with the caveat of bringing awareness to the public about the plastic junk we buy and
discard. I got the substrate ready for assemblage (with the help of my art students) so it was ready for my local art association's open studios 3-day event in October. After that weekend, more studio visitors added on, as well as many community "villagers" at our association's holiday market during the month of December. Lastly, I took on the solo job of filling the crevices. Finding the right glues was key. It will hang around town to be viewed in various public spaces and private businesses. Not sure where Old Glory's final resting spot will be. I might donate it to our town hall or library.
When you are known for repurposing old stuff like I am, friends and neighbors become your salvage allies. Nothing like an "emergency call" to rescue discarded goods from a garage, basement or estate sale.
Commented on Feb 08, 2013
Thanx. Beginning of Blizzard Nemo here, so I thought I'd sit and post before I start a new