Check out this great website, learning to love you more. It's a wonderful example of collective, borderless art (and yet another reason to love the web). Two artists, Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher give art and experience "assignments" that anyone can do on their own and then post to the site for a collective result. It's random and sweet and quite surprising. When I looked at the results of assignment #50: "take a flash photo under your bed", I was struck with how similar it was under the beds of all these people from different countries. Argentina, Iceland, Portland, Oregon. All were dusty, sometimes with one shoe, a bunny or a cat. It made me think of the hallmark card sentiment that we are all really the same, no matter where we come from. Sappy but true.
Or the wonderful assignment #43: "make an exhibition of the art at your parents house". So great. It's amazing how sweet each of the peoples' stories were about the art in their parents houses; how observed and remembered the items in the photos were. And again, it didn't really matter where the individual persons' home was because their stories all highlighted a sentiment that spoke of humanity and not place. What a great site.