RJFC sticker # 81 “Office use only” was also made on 5/11/16 with trash from the streets. It was made on a small rectangle label while sitting at Starbucks on SR 60 at Belcher Rd in Clearwater, Florida.
I stuck it up 7/18/16, on a lightpost electrical box in the parking lot of a Starbucks in Orlando, Florida on S. Orange Blossom Trail at W. Lancaster Rd.
Relationships CXIV & CXV were completed on January 13, 2016 while sitting at Starbucks Park Place in Pinellas Park, Florida.
For this piece, I used an old used DVD+R (i think I found this one on the ground?) and I separated the top plastic layer from the bottom magnetic layer. This was to be a collaboration with RF Côté in Canada, so I sent him both halves to finish off and he sent one back to me. The center face part of this collage, was from a Pinellas County Sheriff’s office Wanted Flyer of a wanted criminal. The rest, I just tried to mirror in compositional elements.
This (below) shows the CXV half with RF Côté’s collaboration which I received back from him in April of 2016.
I left it in a little, transparent informational flyer box, just outside the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Florida on 5/9/16.
I don’t think I ever saw how the other half came out.
RJFC sticker # 73 was completed using a large, 1999 vintage, blue-top, Priority Mail label 228, on December 29, 2015 while sitting at (what used to be Joffrey’s Coffee shop at the corner of 15th Street & E. 8th Avenue in Ybor City (Tampa), Florida.
“Add On at $80 Labeauratoire Gallery Sticker Pack including 1 – Original handmade collage bluetop sticker by Ray Johnson Fan Club – Collage by L.A.R. PLUS 8 other stickers by GATS, Sara Conti, Sore Infest, BPLA, DintWooerKrsna, CistOnes and Obey Giant.” – We helped raise hundreds of dollars with this auction.
Sticker # 62 was completed on December 1, 2015 while sitting at Starbucks at SR60 & Belcher in Clearwater. These rectangular stickers measure about 45mm x 118mm.
This sticker was left on an electrical box behind a bus stop on in Orlando, Florida, while I was there on a day-trip on 1/19/16. This was on Round Lake Road near the intersection of International Drive in front of a Walgreens, beside the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant where I’d met an old friend.
During my first visit to the Florida Keys in 2015, I left five pieces out on the streets.
As detailed in my previous post, for the commemoration of my 100th “Relationship” collage, I made a series of 10 (+1 artist’s proof) collaged book pages. This piece (Relationship C) was left on 11/22/15 in Key West, Florida. I stuck it on a Key West Citizen Newspaper box beside the (closed) Backspace Bar & Kitchen at the intersection of James St. and Grinnell St.
RJFC Sticker # 59 was completed in Clearwater, Florida around 11/3/15, using found trash on a CD label.
It was left on 11/22/15, on the outside of a purple magazine distribution box for Key West Maps & Coupons, just beside the famous Schooner Western Union, in the Key West Bight Marina at the end of William Street.
Stickers No. 60 & 61 were completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall. These rectangular stickers all measure about 45mm x 118mm each.
Sticker # 60 was left on the signpost for Mile 0 of US Highway 1 in Key West on 11/22/15.
Sticker # 61 was left on a telephone pole in front of Florida Bay Outfitters, beside Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill Restaurant and Bar (where we had lunch) on US Highway 1 in Key Largo on 11/24/15.
RJFC Relationship CXIII ~ “A Strictly Limited Edition of Five Hundred Knives Helps Build Lean Muscle over your existing higher interest debts” was made with found trash on a 45 record. It was also completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall.
RJFC Relationship CXIII was left on the back of a sign while exiting Mallory Square toward Tifts Alley in Key West on 11/23/15.
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship C ~ “Time to Kill PAINTING”
The first in series of ten altered book pages, each similar yet different.
For the commemoration of my 100th “Relationship” collage, I made a series of 10 (+1 artist’s proof). These were completed in October 2015 using trash, found items, ink, and stenciled spray paint, all on pages from the book “Time to Kill”, a 1953 Popular Library paperback book by Terry Spain. All are mounted on USPS Priority recycled cardboard.
Each example has a different title beginning with “Time to kill…” and then paired with a clipped word or phrase.
Additionally, one phrase is highlighted in pink on each page, and paired with a clipping phrase. There is a horizontal rectangle in the lower half of each page which is a combination of found losing lottery tickets, and pages from a pocket Bible with the word of God printed in red. Each page also has a “spirograph” drawing in two colors, a small piece from paper money of Guyana, a vertical stripe clipping of a sexy man from a magazine, and a torn box flap showing the printer’s color process control patches.
This piece (Relationship C) was left on 11/22/15 in Key West, Florida. I stuck it on a Key West Citizen Newspaper box beside the (closed) Backspace Bar & Kitchen at the intersection of James St. and Grinnell St.