I'm not the only one. There are probably millions of people around the world who do the same. I'm just the only me that does it.
In my own little way of being the kind of person I want to be, and in my own effort to bring light, and joy, and maybe a smile to those who may really need something like that, I abandon art in a variety of places, throughout the year. Sometimes, they're painted rocks or tiles, and lately, most often, they're small, usually abstract, paintings. Sometimes I abandon them in supermarkets or cafe's, I might leave something outside a pet food store or in a local park, and I've definitely left paintings in the self help "Depression" area of the local library.
People go about their lives in many ways. Everybody... whether they're white collar business folks, single moms, students, blue collar.... everyone has their own problems, stresses, worries, and hardships, and you never know who can really use to see some color and joy at any particular point in time. It's important to care about people, even if you don't know them.
I've been giving away art for years. But I never really kept track of what I abandoned until 2021.
#1 - 01/09/2023 - Woodbridge, CT In The Parking Lot Of An Office Complex
#9 - 12/31/2022 - Westville, New Haven, CT At the door of the Westville Diner on Amity Road
#8 - 12/30/2022 - Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT In a bush outside of my office
#7 - 12/01/2022 - Orange, CT In The Parking Lot of Ultimate Image (Hair Salon)
#6 - 11/15/2022 - New Haven, CT. In a Street Planter on Whalley Ave in Westville
#5 - 09/10/2022 - Massachusetts A Sushi Restaurant Parking Lot