Posted 9 years ago
One reason i started collecting (especially insignifigant) items is that my phillosify has always been that if u have enough of ANYTHING u can create art. Kind of a "collage" way of thinking, that way, u can take valueless items & turn them into something that does have value (at least in my eyes). sometimes i hit a home-run, othertimes, well, not so much. This project started out (in my mind) as a game winner, & as fathers day was a week away, & dad (used to) love to go fishin, i figured, love at first sight. I had, over the yrs., collected dozens of fishing reels & as its not my cup of tea, came up with this. 36 reels, a fishing hat full of lures, a large bag of "zip ties" , 20 sticks of hot glue, hours of making size,style, & color fit (symetrically) by groups of threes, & the next thing U know, the next day is f-day! I really dont know what happened, but it just seemed like something was missing. The wife thought it was cool, & with no time to experiment, i took it to dads. The thing is, that night he was admitted into the hospital with a uranary track infection, which evidently, can cause hallusinations! He never really recovered, sadly, & when his symptoms let up, thought that all those reels, could have been put to better use. Thats OK, one day ill figure out what its missing to give it that (WOW) factor. I do know that alot of my (creative) thoughts are due to my major A.D.H.D. influences. Guess i better get stronger meds!!!!!!!!!!