Saturday, December 31, 2005

Is it art?

When people find out that there is a museum in my driveway, they often want to know what it is about. I like to have a supply of business cards with me so I can hand them one and say "It's hard to explain - just go to the Web site". This blog is an attempt to do some explaining and comments are welcome.

The museum started out as a collection of objects that seemed interesting in themselves but were even more interesting when combined together, either in little scenes or as new objects. The scenes became dioramas and the objects gathered into collections and exhibits; eventually the museum came into existence. As art, it would be considered "assemblage art", but the museum is not really part of the art world - I feel more kinship with "outsider" artists who are simply creating without regard for art world status or making a living at it.

2 comments:

Jake said...

Right on. No need to explain yourself. I think the Museum speaks for itself. Do you make goals for the museum's collection? Where do you see it going in the coming years?

Jim Stewart said...

No specific goals - just an intuitive sense of what I think would fit with the museum themes. I do have a lot of partly completed projects in the pipeline. I just hope to expand and refine the museum, and hopefully connect with like-minded people.