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Twister Aug. 28, 2011 @ 3:16 p.m.

I hate to be picky, but "found art" is strictly something that was not intended to be art, and is generally found abandoned and discarded in a place where taking it will not constitute theft or vandalism, as in ghost towns and archaeological sites. Admittedly, this is a fuzzy distinction. I have two pieces of "found" art; one a small fragment of a lobster trap which would strictly meet the definition, and another fuzzier case, where the art was intentionally constructed like the pieces in the photo, but had clearly been abandoned, but had no archaeological value. These pieces are intentional art COMPOSED of what are probably "found" junk--however, each "found" piece might in itself be considered art. It gets complicateder and complicateder, but these compositions, in of themselves, are not best described as "found art." I'm not pickly (but I have picked up found art), I'm just sticky.


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