Rest in Piece – Good Citizen Portable Flagpole/Cart, Portable Cheesekick Contraption, Oil Rig Hangers and Oil Toybox
Part of being a mid-career artist is that you end up with lots of old projects and art in your attic, studio, and storage areas.
Over time, I decide to keep only key elements or what I think are the best pieces and move the other work out of my space.
I recently recycled some of my old set lists from performances, donated some props and costumes from shows to the thrift store, and recycled some of my old video footage tapes that were not the final masters.
Each year I seem to value space more than keeping all my old objects. This past weekend was a big project – moving out some of my old steel sculptures and objects from projects.
This past weekend I made a trip to the scrapyard and brought some of my past steel objects which included:
- My Good Citizen Portable Flagpole/ Cart – which I used to wheel around Oakland, CA in the role of Good Citizen in the Good Citizen Project in 1994
- My Portable Cheesekick Contraption – from my Buns of Butter project (where you could put a huge hunk of cheese in it – and kick it as a workout)
- My Oil Rig Hangers and Oil Toybox – from my Stretching Oil Production Installation
For my steel objects I got $48.00 - and a bunch of space in my basement and attic.
May they rest in piece.