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!
I hope you're all having a great July! I'm on my summer visit to the United States, hanging out with my dad in Pennsylvania, and I thought I would try to do a painting near the Shawnee General Store, where we like to have lunch together when I'm home. Luckily, I found this old seat cushion not far away, so I decided to sit down and paint on it after lunch the other day. It's always meaningful for me when I have the chance to come home and hang out with my dad. He was the one who first taught me to paint, and every time I show him something I'm working on, he always has great advice for me. I was thinking of him as I worked on this one, and I hope that whoever finds it is reminded of their own happy summer memories with the people they love. As for me, I'm off to the airport tomorrow, flying back to France. So if you're looking for some Lost Art there, don't fear! I'll get to work as soon as I'm back :). For now, enjoy the sunshine. And I hope you find art wherever you are!
This painting, acrylic on found old seat cushion, 15" x 14.5", was left on River Road, in Shawnee on Delaware PA on July 23th, 2017, at 1:45 pm.
If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!