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Myrna Minx
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Street Junk Sculpture by Myrna Minx

May 2nd, 2009 11:32 PM / Location: 37.752521,-122.4128

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a sculpture by arranging things you find on the street.

These pieces were made for the 2nd installment of Loose Pin Hinge, an independently-organized serial art exhibition so far based in the Mission District of San Francisco.  Photos by Blueberry Mascarpone.

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And Didn't We Have Fun?
2009

-wood block found on 23rd Street, San Francisco
-teal particle board found in trash at 1335 Yosemite, San Francisco
-rusty bits found while Finding Roof Access and Mundane Journey-ing about the corner of Divisadero and Geary, San Francisco
-sheep illustration taken from the Textbook of General Zoology, 3rd ed., found in the front yard of a house near Lambert International Airport, St. Louis


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I Wish I'd Thought of That
2009

-wood panel found in trash at 1335 Yosemite, San Francisco
-sheep illustrations taken from the Textbook of General Zoology, 3rd ed., found in the front yard of a house in St. Louis
-black thread "found," ahem, near housemates' sewing machine, San Francisco


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Smell of Braille 2009

-wood block found on 23rd Street, San Francisco
-teal particle board found in trash at 1335 Yosemite
-broken jar found outside of my bedroom, San Francisco
-branch found on Harrison Street, San Francisco
-rusty wire found at 1335 Yosemite and fashioned into mock-branch
-rusty washer found in an intersection in the Mission, San Francisco
-red thread taken from a garment in a free box, San Francisco


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Finally, these last two pieces are supplemented with some thrift store finds, but still mostly made of street-found objects.  I include them here because they sort of "go" with the above work, and also because the last piece is my favorite.


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[[Title Redacted]]
2009

-wood block found on 23rd Street, San Francisco
-2x4 block found in trash at 1335 Yosemite
-glass jar purchased at Community Thrift Store, San Francisco
-broken glass given by housemate, San Francisco
-metallic powder given by friend, San Francisco
-rusty bits found while Finding Roof Access and Mundane Journey-ing about the corner of Divisadero and Geary
-frame purchased at Community Thrift Store
-diagrams taken from the Textbook of General Zoology, 3rd ed., found in the front yard of a house in St. Louis


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Every Grey Hair
2009

-box constructed from wood found in the trash at 1335 Yosemite
-glass jars purchased at Community Thrift Store
-grey hairs pulled from my head; St. Louis, Stony Brook, San Francisco
-soldering clamp given by friend, San Francisco
-diagrams taken from the Textbook of General Zoology, 3rd ed., found in the front yard of a house in St. Louis

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"Every Grey Hair" 2009

"Every Grey Hair" 2009

all my grey hairs go in that jar.


"And Didn't We Have Fun?" 2009

"And Didn't We Have Fun?" 2009


"I Wish I'd Thought Of That" 2009

"I Wish I'd Thought Of That" 2009

title by Blueberry Mascarpone


"Smell of Braille" 2009

"Smell of Braille" 2009

title by Blueberry Mascarpone


"Smell of Braille" 2009

"Smell of Braille" 2009

title by Blueberry Mascarpone


[[Title Redacted]] 2009

[[Title Redacted]] 2009



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posted by Adam on May 3rd, 2009 2:00 AM

One of my favourite compleitions ever on SF0. These pieces are beautiful and I love knowing exactly where the materials come from.

Amazing. :)

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posted by done on May 3rd, 2009 5:06 AM

These are nice, Myrna! The babe likes. A lot.

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posted by Charlie Fish on May 3rd, 2009 1:10 PM

Cool. What was the reaction from your admiring public?

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posted by Myrna Minx on May 3rd, 2009 4:59 PM

good? but no one in california ever says anything negative.

wait, let me qualify that with a :)

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on May 11th, 2009 6:43 PM

Not true, ma'am. I'm a native of this state, and I often say negative things. Not in regards to this praxis though.

Smell of Braille, I don't know what it is about that. I find myself staring at it for awhile. I kinda want to run my thumbs across it.

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posted by rongo rongo on May 10th, 2009 2:58 PM

I particularly like how they go together, because of the wooden backgrounds and diagrams from the textbook, but are also all different.

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posted by saille is planting praxis on May 20th, 2009 11:25 AM

How did I miss this? They're lovely, enigmatic and somehow lonely. wow.

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posted by Mr Everyday on May 21st, 2009 7:16 AM

There's something about "and didn't we have fun"... Can't put my finger on what, maybe the positioning, and something about the hook...

The metal parts on "title redacted" remind me of dog-tags.

And weathered wood is just such a nice material.

Anyway, wonderfully done.

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posted by Rrose Selevay on February 1st, 2010 5:13 PM

These are amazing!