In honor of all we let go of and all we take on...Happy New Year:
an online exhibition
So here's how this all got started....
Several months ago I needed to get rid of my couch. I may have had this couch for about 25 years. The prospect of getting rid of it seemed a bit unsettling, maybe I felt a little guilty as if I were throwing away something which held secrets, memories, comfort....all of it being trashed now.
I started noticing couches in my travels...abandoned, discarded, soaring out of dumpsters and left by the side of the road. Some humorous, some glamorous, some sad. I started taking pics wherever I saw such monuments and asked a few photographer friends if they'd like to send me some pics on the theme. I had no idea how cool and over the top wonderful these images would be and how much fun this endeavor would become. I was getting some amazing shots sent to me and decided to create a curated on-line exhibition here .... in honor of the couch....of course :). I really appreciate the completely awesome artists who became a part of this project.
Thank you to Alisa Eykilis, Anna Palmer, Brett Dyer, Cande Aguilar, Daniel Allen, Hal Samples, Hampton Burwick, Jeanne Neal, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Kevin Lee Hitchings, Michael Field, Randy Leibowitz Dean, Renee Pryor and Tammy J. McNary ! oh, and me; Bonny Leibowitz.
for added awesomeness; click on the first image to enlarge and then click on through from the thumbnails below.
Hampton Burwick Homeless
Hampton Burwick Last chance patio furniture
|Kathy Robinson-Hays Park Bench|
Kathy Robinson-Hays Bus Stop Lounge
| Hampton Burwick Sidewalk|
Cande Aguilar Skeleton Couch
Matadeiro Praia (Beach) Florinopolis, Brazil
Kevin Lee Hitchings
Randy Leibowitz Dean