Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Missing Glove?

Found Glove Project
by Dixon Stetler

I rescue gloves from traffic and mud puddles on the street.
You can't lose something in stages, one day you have it, the next day you don't. Sometimes a glove is lost on one day, but you don't know it until the time comes to use it again, and its not there. Like socks that get lost in the dryer, there is something universal about losing gloves.

Gloves originate in pairs, and occasionally I do find them that way, but usually it's just the one. That means that the other thing that is lost is the glove the owner ends up with. The one I didn't find on the street. Does that glove end up in the trash? Nobody wants to protect just one hand. What's the point? One should just go out and buy another pair. A discarded or misplaced glove immediately renders its partner reduntant.

Picking up found gloves is a silent gesture of optimism and thoughtfulness in a crazy, fast paced world. You see them perched upright on a fence, or safely placed on a wall, out of harms way.

I have a plan for these gloves, and I need your help. I need more gloves than you can imagine! Any type of glove is wanted and needed, in any old nasty condition, in pairs or single: work, wooly, surgical, rubber, fingerless, mittens...

I have 3 drop off sites for these gloves:
Old Books on Front Street, 22 North Front Street
Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 North 9th Street
Make Art, 6005 Oleander Drive
Or mail them: 2067 Harrison Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Finished project will be constructed in a public space, to be enjoyed (or not!) by any and all. Please let me know if you want to be added as a drop-off site. Thanks! Dixon Stetler-dixonstetler@gmail.com.

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