Clare’s article about collecting found objects on a walk through Glasgow and applying Jasper John’s approach - “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. (Repeat.)”
‘It starts with my own journey, not my usual photo walk, but a hunt for discarded objects that I’ll claim as found objects . Objects found by chance and ‘considered from an aesthetic viewpoint’. I swap my camera for a carrier bag and proceed to scan the ground with an unexpected self consciousness. I walk from Buchanan Street bus station to University Way, which is more or less a straight line, heading west through the city for about thirty minutes. It’s a clear start and end point, helpful for my concentration and limiting any extra decision making – because to blink would be to miss the low lying treasure.’
Read the full article here.