Later – afternoon.
“There has been quite a steady flow of human traffic. People blooming, people fading…
Hardly anyone saw me.
So is a piece of work ‘art’ if nobody notices it?”
… A load of typing, and subsequent deleting, later, I think: Ha! Why even ask that?! I hate existential questions, because (a) I don’t think there are right and wrong answers and (b) who cares, anyway?
Okay, so I’m currently involved in making some art that a lot of people walk past (or under) and don’t even notice.
I googled ‘unnoticed art’ and came across Isaac Cordal, whose work I saw at Urbis in Manchester some years ago. The work I saw was a wall of photographs, not his figures themselves. The photographs were like the ones on his website, pictures of his little concrete men. Whichever comprise the artwork – his worried little people, or his brilliant photographs of them -doesn’t matter, as far as I’m concerned.
Here’s a Guardian article about Cordal and another artist, Slinkachu, from 2011, if you’re interested:-
And as for me, I am, for the most part, enjoying being a leopard in a magnolia tree.