When I was a student at Art Center College of Design in the early 1980's I had the pure joy and opportunity to take a class taught by, Eugene S. Fleury (1913 - 1984)
. It was rumored that he was the character study for Jiminy Cricket
and I am not kidding you, this man looked like Jiminy Cricket and he was funny, and as sharp and witty as all hell. During one class meeting we had a debate over what constitutes art? It was unanimously decided that any mark made by man, animal or machine on a substrate of any material was a form of expression and therefore a work of art. Photography aside, and video was still in it's infancy and the internet had yet to be invented. Eugene told some great stories.
Today, I received through the post my promised box of art
that I passed on to Jeff Dodson
without expectations other than I knew that Jeff was into recycling and producing a zero waste lifestyle and studio and that my work was subject to fair game. All of my tube contents of art sent to Jeff have been recycled and then compressed into 3 small hand bound books and a box along with a transporter tube (taped to his camera lens) used for his documenting of the project
. This must be a composted work of expression, worms and all, I am thinking. :)
Thank you, Jeff!
*below are a few of my favorite pages