Saturday, February 21, 2009

Heart... broken

On my way to work, I spotted something in a public garbage can that looked familiar. It was half of a swap box by elmaks!. Without hesitation I carefully reached in and halted its trip to the dump. I looked at the surrounding poles and walls hoping to spot the other piece.

"There, on the ground," muttered my trusted companion pointing next to the garbage can. I grabbed it and placed both pieces delicately into my great big black bag. My rescue was not as heroic and brave as Zoom's, but it was as heartfelt.

I would like to fix the box, and install it on the inside entrance of my home, so that all who cross my threshold have the opportunity to take part in a swap. But I feel that I require the artist's blessings...

What do you say, elMaks!, may I fix it and install the swap box indoors?

13 comments:

emmet the allisonian said...

a swap box! that is such a lovely idea. i would like to make one. i wonder where it should go...humdeehumhum!

zoom said...

Good save, nice work! I still have the one I saved too.

RealGrouchy said...

Really? Whenever I come across a broken swap box or piece of street art, I fix it (1, 2, 3 to be blogged soon).

IMO, the whole point behind street art is for public enjoyment/interaction.

- RG>

Aggie said...

I think the swap box needs to live outside....

Woodsy said...

I agree with you, Aggie and RealGrouchy, but I am curious to know if the artist likes the idea of one of his peices being indoors.

And, Aggie, you can attest to this, I have at least 200 individual people go through my house in any given year - it is not a public place - but it sure is a visited place. The box would be used...

Also, for all we know, even rescuing the broken swap boxes, fixing them and re-installing them outdoors might go against the artists' intentions...

I hope Elmak! can give us some guidance.

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XUP said...

Couldn't you put it on a post or a tree outside your house?

elmaks said...

I give you permission to do whatever you like with it.

I'm surprised that one stayed up as long as it did. The screws which I brought were totally unsuited to that particular pole. Ah, well...I learned one more thing about ptting up streetart.

zoom said...

Yay! I was hoping elmaks would give you the thumbs up.

Woodsy said...

Elmak!, you are a swell fella - thank you du fond de mon petit couer.

Zoom, Yah! is correct - I'll put something in your swap box if you put something in mine...

Jen G said...

Darling Woodsy - I miss your quirky wisdom...

Woodsy said...

Jen G - you are a sweetie, thank you. I am slowly heading back... Winter took some ooomph out of me - especially because of the bus strike.

Stella said...

We miss you...