The Recording Cabinet of…(part 2)

No one from Italy has been by my blog on an Elfo search, so Albert Callegari remains happily ignorant of what I think of his Bravenet message board and visitor counters.

But, you know, recording studios do this. They get caught up in the business of recording and forget to tend their websites appropriately.

Next I will write about the art of Frances Trombly.

Or probably not.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

2 thoughts on “The Recording Cabinet of…(part 2)”

  1. I looked a little earlier today at the art you’d linked for Frances Trombly. I thought of two different things in relation to it. One was that the artist’s name reminded me of another artist, Cy Twombly, whose work doesn’t look anything like Frances Trombly’s work at all. But no doubt you can see the similarity with the names. I like the embroidered cash register tape. Another thing I thought of was this idea had a few years ago about the shopping lists I find from time to time in grocery carts, discarded remnants from someone else’s trip to the store. I’ve thought of saving them and also of using them to buy exactly the same things and then make a meal based on those things and invite people over for it. Maybe I’ll do that some time. Another thing the embroidered cash register tape made me think of is the work of J. S. Boggs. I remember reading about him years ago in a New Yorker magazine. He makes very detailed drawings of currency. The drawings of the bills are often pretty faithful to the real bill except that he’ll put odd things on them and/or he only draws one side of it. He uses them to buy things, for instance he might offer one of his drawings instead of the usual cash for a meal at a restaurant. It’s up to the person he is giving it to to use it or not. I think he spends them at their face value but the recipient is free to sell them at whatever price he can.

  2. I had begun to write something about it–but I have no chance to finish it now as I am currently in computer hell and probably will be for the next couple of days. Much turmoil and gnashings of teeth.

    Eleven years ago we went to the store and I picked up this basket and inside was a guerrilla warning about the dangers of Nutrasweet, and on the flip side of the paper was a shopping list. The next night we went to a party and it turned out the shopping list had been for that party. Everything that was on the shopping list was at the party.

    I like your idea of recreating meals based on found shopping lists and inviting over people.

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