Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Artist Colony @ Aromatic Biodegradable Art

These little "animals" were some of the most interesting and amusing art works for sale at the artist colony in Union Square. All the "animals" were made from fresh hay and are, therefore biodegradable. They also smelled like fresh hay.

The young artist who made them was very nice and personable. He patiently answered all my questions, and allowed me to pick up and smell the "animals". I wish I had asked how much they were, especially the cute hedgehog, because they were the most adorable things I saw over the weekend.

What do you think of biodegradable art? Does it make sense?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Art is a of course a way to express its opinion but it's also a way for mankind to be remembered by future generations of art lovers.
So if the art becomes biodegradable, what are we going to leave for our children ?

I don't really think that future archeologues are going to enjoy, digging for hours just to find a little bit of hay who by that time won't be fresh anymore...

But I agree the hedgehog is really cute.

Vincent

Olivier said...

c'est mignon, c'est de l'art ephemere comme les sculptures de glaces. j'aime bien l'idee

it is nice, it is transitory art like the sculptures of ices. I like the idea

Kuanyin said...

I love the concept of biodegradable art! And these critters would have been hard to pass up!

Dsole said...

Oh it's a weird idea.. but just like ice or sand sculptures uh?
This hedehog is really cute!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Like everything, most depends on what we consider "art". If this one it's considered just a toy for kids it's ok (allergic ppl like me do have problems smelling it? LoL). Otherwise I partially agree with Vincent.

isabella said...

When I invest in "art", I don't want to wake-up one morning and find it has decomposed ;-)

However, these are cute!

Annie said...

Art for a short season, perhaps. For those who have too much stuff, this might be the answer!

Two&2 LA said...

After looking at it more carefully and see what Anonymous Vincent has to say, I thin the archeologists will only find 2 plastic eyes and one plastic nose. The hay would have completely degraded.

Keropok Man said...

it reminds me of those pieces that you soak in water, and the grass kind of thingy will grow like hair for the toys.

tigerfish said...

Reminds me of those thingy that can be brought home and you could grow "grass" on it...looks really similar ;p

Emily said...

I think biodegradeable art makes sense because everything, in some sense or another, biodegrades after awhile (some things take longer than others, of course) so why not make art out of biodegradeable materials?