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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Standing & Waiting

A lecture and performance in five slides.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Remote Performance at Fluxfest Chicago

I mounted two cell phones on stands and called each of The Art Guys. The audience and I listened in while they talked to each other via "speaker phone." Fluxfest Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February 19, 2011.

Photos by CamillE Bacos.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My contribution to an international exhibition at the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura in São Paulo, Brazil

Saturday, July 3, 2010

St. Sparky 2010

Learn more here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Something about ladders

I've developed a "thing" for ladders...step ladders, folding ladders, etc. I reallly like folding ladders because they are one of the simplest, most basic standing objects.

When I see someone throwing away a ladder now, I stop and pick it up (unless it's totally broken). Last year I was using ladders to make robots.

This summer it's starting out as some sort of free-form series of ladders connected by boards with other stuff hanging off it. We'll see how this all goes, won't we?

Friday, May 14, 2010

How to grow tomatoes like the Fluxus Indians

1.  Buy tomato plants and soil at Costco.
2.  Bring out last year's terracotta pots.
3.  Create tomato spirit stakes by tying bricks to sticks using wire.
4.  Combine ingredients.
5.  Tend.  Water.  Watch.  Wait.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Christmas Tree 2009

Finally got around to trimming the Christmas tree.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Arting Up Valentine's Day 2010

Janice gave me a stunning Valentine bouquet made of dried grasses, flowers, and plants she picked from our snowy yard. I made her a wooden valentine heart wrapped in a wire ball.

Valentine Yard Bouquet 2010

Valentine Wood and Wire Object

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

"The Art Guys"

I'm calling this set of objects, "The Art Guys." If you're not familiar with The Art Guys, then click here.
"Rolling Rock"
Round, rollable wire sphere containing a suspended rock. Approximately 18-inches in diameter. Steel bailing wire and rock.
"Rolling Rolling Rock"
Rollable wire sphere containing a suspended, full bottle of beer. Approximately 18-inches in diameter. Steel bailing wire and bottle of beer.

To view larger photos of these objects click here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hole Hammer (#1)

Present for Randi Bushman for her 25th birthday. Scrap wood, nails, steel wire, broken pottery, paint, small plastic figures, and small bells.

Friday, November 27, 2009

"ARTCITE--The Angry Sullen Years"

Now on display at Artcite's annual Christmas art show/sale, DOIN' THE LOUVRE," in Windsor, Canada.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yard Tools

Leaf Rake (Aug 09)                   Garden Rake (Nov 09)
Old wooden handled yard tools. Leaf Rake: vine and steel wire. Garden rake: steel wire and sticks.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ladders and Rocks

ladder with 2 rocksladder with 3 rocks
Old wooden ladders, rocks, and steel wire.
click here for larger view

Monday, November 16, 2009

Something #3

Salvaged wood, nails, screws, and bolts; 55 inches tall on rocking chair feet. November 15, 2009.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Something #2

Salvaged wood & garden hose. Nails, screws, and bolts. November 7, 2009.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

12 Halloween Masks

Tags for Evil Art objects

Created a special tag for each of the five new Evil Art objects. A 2x3 inch photo sewn onto a piece of rubber cut from a Halloween monster mask.
View all 5 tags here.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ensemble of new Evil Art

Now on sale HERE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Body Parts Rack
more here

Monday, October 26, 2009


Revenge of the Tar Pit
more here

Friday, October 23, 2009

Creativity Workshop

Led a two day workshop with the incredibly smart and talented folks of Olson Zaltman Associates in Pittsburgh this week. This was as good as it gets for me. This is the "goofy" picture we took at the end of the workshop.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Scrap wood, garden hose, bolts, nuts, wing nuts and washers.

Jasper Johns on creativity: "It's simple, you just take something and do something to it. Then you do something else to it. Pretty soon, you've got something."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Accumulated Materials

Long wooden handled tools salvaged over recent months from neighborhood trash. Awaiting creative uses.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tomato Tomahawks Go On Sale

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Toboggan Mystery"

A new story from Fluxus Midwest.
And a birthday present for my sister Marilyn.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fluxus Indian Cruciform

I recently stumbled upon the discovery that two paddle balls with presses can be used to make a near perfect Fluxus Indian Cruciform. Not much is known about the Fluxus Indian Cruciform even though this symbol appears frequently in Fluxus Indian graphics.

Monument to the Coon RapidsGolf Swing

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fluxus Indian Twirling Stick

Fluxus Indian Twirling Stick
now on display
as part of the Windsor, Ontario,
International Fringe Festival,
July 17 - 31, 2009.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tomato plants

Nightmare Before Christmas figures

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Hats I've made and collected.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tools with long wooden handles

Tools recently retrieved from curbside trash. Now candidates for The Stick Garden.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

World Leadership

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Musical Chair

Wooden folding chair, steel wire and jingle bells.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Online art market for buying and selling my work

I have begun what I hope will be a sustained and systematic effort to sell some of my current artwork online:

I am trying to create a public market place that will allow me to sell my art objects, track who buys them, and monitor any changes in the monetary value of this work. Someone might, for example, buy one of my art objects and then turn around and sell it to someone else using my online market.

The first public sale on my new market place--5 cigar boxes of Christmas tree pieces--was held on June 9th. I announced the sale simultaneously via email, on Fluxlist Blog, and through my Facebook and Twitter accounts. All five boxes sold in less than 30 minutes!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Helmet for a sport that remains to be invented

Hat or helmet made from ten discarded plastic plant pots fastened together with wire loops.

click here for enlarged image

Janice's title for this is Pothead

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Update: backyard robots

Radar and Napoleon
- made with discarded junk -
earlier versions

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Caprese salad with garden lettuce

Recent creative work from Janice. With fresh basil and lettuce from our garden.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Buckets, pots, and baskets

Things purchased by an English major.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dissecting Christmas

Christmas Tree 2008
Five New Boxes From Fluxus Midwest
Visit the Dissecting Christmas website