Lost Art is an interactive street art project. I find objects in the street, paint street scenes onto them, and then leave them out to be found on the streets where they were painted. It's an exercise in recycling, in letting go, and in reaching out. I'm curious to know whether the paintings will be found, or if they will remain discarded the way their canvases were before I painted them. So if you find one of the pieces, please let me know in the comments!
August 27, 2014
Lost Art #13: Avenue de Ganay, Milly-la-Forêt, France
Lost Art wraps up its summer in the French countryside this week with a painting of the local marketplace in the town of Milly-la-Forêt. While we've been staying out in the country this month, Milly is where I've gone every morning for bread and newspapers, and where I've done whatever shopping needed to be done for the house we're watching. I will always carry fond memories of this town, and I was very happy to find an Avenue in it that's named after the family we've been staying with! So I decided that it would be nice to do a painting on that street, overlooking the market. Luckily I was able to find a scrap of old particle board nearby! It's been a rainy few weeks, so I haven't been able to do quite as much painting as I might have liked, but I hope that I'll get to return here next summer and do a few more. And hopefully someone will find this one before it starts raining again! For now, I hope you're all having a great end-of-summer. I'm back to Paris tomorrow and will see if I can get one more painting in before leaving next week for Egypt. As always, I'll keep you posted!
This painting, oil on found particle board, roughly 48 cm x 37 cm, was left on the Avenue de Ganay, overlooking the Place du Marché in Milly-la-Forêt, France on August 27th, 2014 at 12pm.
If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!