Sometimes a trip to the dump is just a trip to the dump. And sometimes there’s an art project titled “Wellesley Dump Art” going on in the Give and Take area. With permission from the RDF, I got all artsy over the weekend and had great luck in getting the dump-going community to join in on my flight of fancy.
The idea behind “Wellesley Dump Art” was simple: to create still-life arrangements on-site at the RDF using exclusively items that came into the Give-and-Take area and flowers from my yard. I then photographed the completed arrangements. The next part of “Wellesley Dump Art” is to frame and exhibit some of the photos in a to-be-determined space in town. The project was part temporary installation, part performance art, and part photography shoot. It was community participation, cool tunes in the air, and a sense of fun. There were strange looks, some nervous laughter, and requests to take some of the props home (the answer: but of course!).
The next part of the project is to frame and exhibit some of the photos in a to-be-determined space in town.
Thanks, Wellesley, for not only encouraging my eccentricities, but allowing me space to indulge them. And thanks to the Wellesley Cultural Council for funding this effort.
Here are some pics of what came of it all: