Found Art From Jail
October 29, 2007 11:38 PM   Subscribe

Jail Finds is a flickr set of art found stuffed inside books by the account holder at the jail where they are a volunteer running the book cart.
posted by jonson (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Cool stuff. But, no files? (I guess those come in cakes, not books)
posted by amyms at 12:42 AM on October 30, 2007

In the System, art is a form of currency.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:14 AM on October 30, 2007

Bonus points to anyone who diagrams that sentence.
posted by zardoz at 1:57 AM on October 30, 2007 [2 favorites]

This was really interesting. Thanks.
posted by Defenestrator at 2:05 AM on October 30, 2007

zardoz, don't make me take you up on that challenge!
posted by greatgefilte at 5:08 AM on October 30, 2007

from the link:

"These are things I find abandoned in books or stuffed on the book cart at the jail where I volunteer."

as for that sentence, i have no idea. "they" are a volunteer? account holder? these are mysteries without referent.
posted by eustatic at 8:25 AM on October 30, 2007

Yeah, I really fucked that sentence up. Apologies, all.
posted by jonson at 9:12 AM on October 30, 2007

I like found art in general, and the fact that this stuff is from prisoners adds an extra layer of poignancy to a lot of the notes.

Good link, thanks.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:45 PM on October 30, 2007

Another solid post from Jonson, though it lacked any reference to kiestering.
posted by Tube at 5:34 PM on October 30, 2007

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