Friday, February 13, 2009

The Great Mexican Incident OR Pack Your Assemblage Art into Your CHECKED Bags

This piece which was in the possesion of one of my more generous patrons returned last month to the US after living abroad in Mexico.  In an effort to keep it safe, said patron, took it in her carry-on.  
Airport security is not a fan of assmeblages with vintage scissors attached--and time was not on my patron's side.  Knowing that it would make a good story and an even better blog post.  Libby (aka patron) wrenched the scissors (can you wrench scissors???) from the piece and made it through security just in time to catch her flight.

Now, I don't reccommend you trying this with any of your own art, but I, myself was thrilled with the opportunity to revisit a piece of art with such a great story.  Perhaps I can think of the whole thing as an "art happening"!?!

Uhh, what are the socks for?  Well, dear reader, for future reference, I don't work for free.
I do, however, have a sliding scale and will do restoration work for adorable green knee-hi socks.
Please make note of that.

1 comment:

Libby said...

I was unable to wrench the scissors, but luckily the had also confiscated nail clippers from me that I used to snip through the staples.