Wednesday, April 5, 2017

237. The Tourist Does Art #8

My travels are not just about gawking at other people's art; I do keep my brain and my hands occupied with some small art pieces of my own along the way ... and from my cosy sunlit work nook in my third floor Varna apartment overlooking a park, I have been inspired and enthused enough to put the finishing touches to a piece I started in Bucharest four weeks ago ...
 

"Mapping the Village" is a tiny piece created with recycled cardboard covered in strips of paper from a recycled book and strips from a no-longer-needed map of a previously-visited city.


 
Measuring 200 ht x 300 wd x 200 dp - and weighing not much more than a couple of sparrow feathers, inspiration has built up in my creative imagination from looking at so many Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Bosnian village houses along the way. The strips of map represent the miles of trodden cobble-stoned paths: the scrolls are the mysterious tales gathered from folk along the way: and the walls are covered in paper of incomplete sentences, there recorded, but forgotten by the people who uttered them ...
 
     



 




Finally completed, now all I have to do is find a loving home for my little Village ...