MERE: The smallest or the slightest. Meager, Bare, Trivial, Basic.
MUNDANE: Dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, tiresome, wearisome, prosaic, unexciting, uninteresting,
uneventful, unvarying, unremarkable, repetitive, repetitious, routine, ordinary, everyday, quotidian, commonplace, common, usual, pedestrian, customary, regular, normal.
The following artists perform exercises in mereness and mundanity. They use the constraints of their daily lives to produce creative work. For them, through simple, easy, playful, & performative gestures using available materials, they seek to blur the boundaries we often place between art and life.
THE ARTIST PROJECT: On Early Netherlandish Portraiture.
"The rules of engagement are, every time I'm on a plane,
I have to make work with what I find around me,
and only use my cell phone."
"I'm often asked where my ideas come from, and I often say, from the dumb stuff that surrounds us all the time."
ONE PAGE FOLDED COLLAGES*
I folded single magazine pages one to three times until I found a new image.
* No page was cut or torn, glued, or overly-labored.
* I will make more of these and continue to add them to this page.
* I will not make more than need to be made.
* Most of the images made using this process will be posted to Facebook; a select few are on display on this webpage.
Here are some of my pedagogical musings, dabblings, wonderings and wanderings.