BOX #15

isjw 15a

TIP JAR; spring 2004; 9 1/2″x 7″x 3 1/2″; cue ball spins an average of 1 1/2 minutes atop inverted ashtray; cue ball, ashtray, paint, 2 glass jars (1 from grape jelly, 1 from green olives), paper, marker ink, a small super ball, a cedar ball, 4 pairs of my eyeglasses (prescriptions expired), crushed light bulb in a used orange marmalade jar with metal lid marked “Florida”; currently in cardboard box with clear tape, masking tape, ink, newsprint.          A STACK; 7:53 p.m. WED 24 OCT 2007; 360 yards 5-ply natural jute, plastic, clear & duct tape, 3 cans (used) masonry treatment, 1 can (used) rubbing compound, 1 can (used) turtle wax, plastic bag, post-it; stack items as per order on plastic bag then put/hang plastic bag over stack.          THE FINE TOED TOWED TOAD LINE; materials collected FEB 2003 – MAY 2004; size varies, current size while closed, condensed, wrapped is 13 3/4″x 7/8″ (diameter); an on-going solo or group performance; 88+ metal street sweeper brush hairs I happened upon while on walks. By picking up these street sweeper brush hairs my urge to pick up other found objects was thankfully quelled. Suggested performance: place each piece end-to-end, when all pieces have been placed pick up first placed piece and attach to end of last placed piece then 2nd placed to that, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. Continue for as long as possible. Each unit is 1/8″ wide, average unit length is 9 1/2″, approximate end-to-end length is 83 feet; metal, plastic sheeting scrap, clear & masking tape, ink.          FELL; TUE 1:59 p.m. 22 JAN 2004; all materials are stacked…each time stack falls it is documented; 2 plastic organizer boxes, 2 metal pencil boxes, 1 Altoids tin, cylindrical metal container, red plastic cup with words “wine glass” written on it, empty 20 oz. plastic diet Coca-Cola bottle, 2 plastic bottles, plastic from staple remover packaging, 2 index cards, masking tape, ink translucent paper, clear tape.          ABANDONED SKETCHBOOKS; 2:50 p.m. SUN 20 JUN 2004; 3 1/8″x 11 1/4″x 9 5/8″; abandoned sketchbooks rescued from dumpster; paperboard, cloth, wire, clear & masking tape, translucent paper, ink.

isjw 15b

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