Kim Tanzer

Gainesville, Florida, US

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Found drawing – after Duchamp

iPhone photos

This is one of an irregular series of photos posted on my Instagram page, all titled “Found art after #Duhamp.” Artist Marcel Duchamp, inventor of the readymade, asked his audience to reconsider art, arguing that simply by calling something art—giving it a title, signing it, or placing it in an art context such as a gallery—it became art. Referring to the Alan Watts quote, “Total situations are, therefore, patterns in time as much as patterns in space,” each photo in this series invites the viewer to think of every moment we experience as part of an ongoing planetary performance. In this spirit, I hope that people who see these photos will come to recognize sunlight, shadows, stains, and the surfaces or forms that cast or capture shadows or cause reflections, as fragments of one ongoing artwork. In time, I hope others will post their own images demonstrating the mystery and beauty in which we are embedded, and some of my followers have done so. In this way, we are co-creating an online community of Earth-reverence. Loving our home is the first step to saving it.
2022
  • Kim Tanzer

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