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What does it mean to be LOST?
When you are LOST how do you become FOUND?
What helps you FIND your way?
What does it mean to be FOUND?
What are FOUND objects?
What are FOUND images?
Where do LOST images go?
How are things LOST?
Why are things LOST?

What are some synonyms for the two words?
How do words such as ABANDONMENT, SALVATION, DISCARD, THROW AWAY, SAVED, RECYCLE, UPCYCLE, RECLAIM, REUSE relate to this?

In art, found images or objects usually imply that something old and discarded has been found by an artist and re-purposed or re-used to create something new. In society we lose and find things all the time. We throw a lot away. We also find things, find our way. Think about things that you've lost, abandoned or discarded. Why did you move on? Think of things you've found. How did you feel when you found them? Are all finds good?

For this project you will be required to interpret Lost & Found through one of the following techniques. Research what each of these is using Google and other sites included here.

http://www.collageart.org/
http://www.collageart.org/photomontage/
http://www.collageart.org/photomontage/

  • Photo Montage (using Adobe photoshop to digitally montage images together),
  • Collage (using photos, words, fabric, papers and other materials to create a physical work of art that may be on printer paper or other materials), or
    Found Objects and Images
    (images must be altered from original state, can’t be from the Internet, have to be physical pictures or negatives)



Artists Who Deal With The Idea of Lost & Found
Vik Muniz: Wasteland, Directed by Lucy Walker




To see more about the documentary film Wasteland click here.
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/waste-land/
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/waste-land/film.html

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/12/non-trashy-recycled-and-trash-art/
http://petapixel.com/2013/02/18/fantastic-imaginary-buildings-created-by-splicing-together-found-photos/
http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2012/01/05/mighty-tanaka-gallery-presents-lost-and-found-a-group-show-brooklyn-ny/#.U0HxGK44TEY
http://www.matosic.org.uk/derby.htm
http://www.bradyart.com/found.html#.U0H3c644TEY
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/travel/exploring-modern-ruins-in-southern-california.html
http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2012/01/16/found-object-art-13-sculptures-made-of-reclaimed-items/

Mrs. Bjork's Pinboards Collage, Abandoned, and Lost & Found
http://www.pinterest.com/bellafiore3/abandoned/
http://www.pinterest.com/bellafiore3/lost-found/

http://www.pinterest.com/bellafiore3/collage/


Now that you've researched the concept of Lost & Found click here for details on the project.