All this pottering around in my lair pawing through amazing objects has given me two good ideas.
Number one: Below, I'm posting the first in a series of wonderfully mysterious objects - these are objects that have excited and baffled me. In fact, there's one below that I still know nothing about (maybe someone will illuminate me!). I am not saying what these are, but would love you to post, in order of appearance, what you believe them to be. I will include approximate sizes (Also, the first object is shown from three sides; the rest have single images). Click on them to view each one large.
I've shown the first two objects in past workshops to illustrate a discussion about mystery and identity, so some of you know what they are - don't post what they are if you're one of those people!
My next posting, next week, will disclose the answers, so you can check how you did.
Number two: Here's an OPEN CALL to all you collectors of bits and bobs out there. Email me images of your most mysterious object/s (email to keith AT lobue-art DOT com) with the subject heading MYSTERY OBJECTS. I will post selected ones to the blog and the guessing game will continue.
The person who emails me the most amazing and mysterious object will receive a FREE COPY of my new DVD 'Oneirocritica: The Found-Object Sculpture of Keith Lo Bue' upon completion. I'll be judging purely by the object, so no favorites will be played.
Good luck and happy fossicking (non-Australians, look that one up).
And now without further ado, I give you the first parade of mystery...
#1: Approx. 3 1/2" (9cm) tall
#2: Approx. 8" x 7" (20.5 x 18cm)
#3: Approx. 7" (18cm) wide
#4: Approx. 10" x 4" (25.5 x 10cm)
#5: Approx. 5" (13cm) wide
#6: Approx. 3" x 2" (8 x 5cm)
#7: Approx. 3.5" x 3" (9 x 8cm)
Let the games begin. And taking images from you now...