Day 17, an art piece.

Well, I could show you a piece of my own stuff, but you can see all of that by clicking here.

But what I am going to show one of my favourite artists.
His name is Joseph Beuys. When he was in the Luffwaffe, he was in a plane crash and was reportedly saved by Tatar tribesmen who wrapped his broken body in animal fat and felt and the felt and animal fat became a main feature in his pieces.
My favourite piece is “I like america and America likes me” (1974)

This was one of his groundbreaking pieces that got him known in the USA. He was brought to the room from the airport via ambulance and was carried into the room on a stretcher covered in felt where spent 8hrs over 3 days in the room with a wild coyote. He stood wrapped in felt and carried a cane at times, other times he lay on straw and watched the coyote. At the end of the 3 days, the coyote had become tolerant of Beuys enough to let him hug it. After the 3 days, Beuys was carried out of the room on the stretcher and was take to the airport in the ambulance. He reportedly explained “I wanted to isolate myself, insulate myself, see nothing of America other than the coyote”. I’m not usually one for performance art, but this one just struck something in me for some reason. It’s just amazing how something visually beautiful could come out of a man dressed in felt and a coyote.

I was privileged enough to see his installation work at the Tate (it’s well over 5 years ago now) and it was just spectacular. I did a project based on him and his work as part of my GCSE art course, can’t remember the grade now, but it was good.

But yes, the list asked for an art piece, so there you go.

source: 1, 2, my memory


Day 01 — Your favourite movie
Day 02 — Your favourite song
Day 03 — Your favourite television program
Day 04 — Your favourite book
Day 05 — Your favourite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy