But Is It Still Art?

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The Haphazard Homemaker’s post 10 Minute Picture Frame Wreath reminded me of my first post But Is It Art? that I had done when I first started this art piece in 2014 with two compnents: the print of the spreadsheet and the dollar bill donated by Sean, a computer wizard who owns EDI Systems. Staff and clients have contributed found objects to the piece since then. I added the frame around October or November of 2014, along with a couple of mummified cockroaches from my Cucaracha Crunch Coffee, and Cucaracha Crunch Blonde Coffee.

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A closer view of the original components of the piece with one mummified blonde cockroach still hanging on the edge of the dollar bill five years later.

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The wider scene of the wall the piece hangs on in my office includes a painting from Brazil a former staff member gave me, our UNM Lobo mascots collection (Lobo Lucie and Lobo Louie), a 1959 Ford Fairlane hood ornament another former staff member gave me, various vintage zip drives, and a framed guitar pick I extracted from the DVD drive that was in yet another former staff member’s laptop. I had to completely disassemble her laptop to get to the DVD drive to extract the pick. It was a very involved process. When I asked how the pick got in the drive, all she said was “Boonesfarm Strawberry Hill wine was involved!”