Friday, October 29, 2010
I Click for Art
Every morning, when I open my email, it's set to a homepage that shows the headline news. This is not news I normally check into as it's almost never worth it. Every once in awhile, though, I see a headline that piques my curiosity and I click on it. This morning, an article about a beach community that has become derelict and is now returning to its natural state caught my eye. It's located on a barrier island off Connecticut.
I love that artists moved in to create art out of what was left behind, despite the trespassing involved. Perhaps that's the little anarchist in me. But, I also love art that is created out of found objects, ephemera, and such. What I love even more, is that it is becoming home, once again, to a variety of birds and other wildlife. When you read the article, you'll understand the progression that this place has been through and perhaps feel a sense of camaraderie with the artists who could not resist the impulse that brought them there, and find some joy in knowing a small piece of land is returning to the natural state for which it was always intended.