Saturday, January 12, 2008

public market #2 - merzbau

as i wrote last saturday - every saturday we go to the rochester public market. it is always a visual tune up and there should be pictures every weekend.

as the vendors sell their cases of fruit & veg the boxes are just tossed aside.
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the wild heaps of cardboard always make me think of the dada collage artist kurt schwitters and his merzbau. ok, you want to argue that kurt schwitters was not a part of the dada movement - fair enough - i do not claim to be an art historian. but you cannot argue that the man was a great lover of a pile of cardboard boxes. his life's work was to create the perfect heap (installation) of boxes - the merzbau.
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kurt schwitters - merz picture 32a (cherry picture collage)

1 comment:

vanessa said...

That's great, to see your market collage image. I love the way you have transposed the painting/collage into real life, I do like to see other ways of looking at the world, through other people's eyes.