found object


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The selection includes a few small pieces that employ found objects and encaustic, a mix of wax and pigment. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: At U-Md. space, “UN/Sustainable” contemplates the environment," 28 June 2019 Her handmade Crystal Moon Designs come from her home studio and her work centers around found objects and silver, especially Lake Erie beach glass. Allison Carey,, "Annie Camin's boho style is perfect for busy life as business owner, mom: Fashion Flash (photos)," 11 Jan. 2018 Alwi gained prominence as a cellblock artist who built ship models from castoff cardboard and other found objects that were on display in a New York City art exhibition that became controversial. Miami Herald Staff Report, miamiherald, "Who’s still held at Guantánamo," 24 Aug. 2016 Later, the performers elicited daubs of tone from conventional instruments, as if translating those found objects into spectral music. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Sonic Fury of the Ojai Music Festival," 24 June 2018 Using blocks of stone, lumps of clay, glass, scrap metal, and found objects, members of the New England Sculptors Association showcase their whimsical and complex works in the woods and walking areas of Fuller Craft Museum’s 22-acre grounds. Robert Knox,, "Art center presents 63d annual fest in Cohasset," 8 June 2018 Work notes that this helps analysts with tasks like identifying targets or understanding a group’s pattern of activity, by reducing time spent scouring screens just to find objects of interest. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Pentagon Will Expand AI Project Prompting Protests at Google," 29 May 2018 Learn what clues scientists use when analyzing artifacts and what found objects can tell us about a culture. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trains you can ride at the Domes, a summer camp preview and snow for a no-snow day event," 7 Feb. 2018 Ranging in height from around three to more than six feet, the pieces are complex, layered assemblages made of frosting, found objects, party decorations, acrylic paint, and an assortment of other materials relevant to that individual. Kerry Cardoza, Chicago Reader, "The American dream, in frosting: the art of Yvette Mayorga," 25 Apr. 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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