Learning to Love You More

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Assignment #66: Make a field guide to your yard

‘Learning to Love You More is both a web site and series of non-web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments given by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. Yuri Ono designs and manages the web site. Participants accept an assignment, complete it by following the simple but specific instructions, send in the required report (photograph, text, video, etc), and see their work posted on-line. Like a recipe, meditation practice, or familiar song, the prescriptive nature of these assignments is intended to guide people towards their own experience.

Since Learning To Love You More is also an ever-changing series of exhibitions, screenings and radio broadcasts presented all over the world, participant's documentation is also their submission for possible inclusion in one of these presentations. Past presentations have taken place at venues that include The Whitney Museum in NYC, Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, Aurora Picture Show in Houston, TX, The Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA, the Wattis Institute in San Francisco CA, among others. Since LTLYM inception in 2002 over 8000 people have participated in the project.’

This was my entry from about a year ago when I was completely obsessed with my budding garden, it was a lot of fun running around my backyard doing pretend homework. I'd planned on doing more but then completely forgot.

Little lady bug modeled for free.

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the asherette said...

what a nice contribution- Miranda was lucky to have received it.

Francesca Righi said...

These are very pretty!
Now that little ladybird modeling for you is such the cutest little thing! ;)
happy sunday and happy week!

Sam said...

Oooh! Lovely! Lady birds are a bit magical I think - to have him pose for your like that is very nice!

Re-Dap-Kings, I don't think I did hear your favouirte song but I am going to get their CD and I'll make a point of having a listen to your song!

rabbit said...

These are beautiful pics. You have an eye for things. Apparently, even Ms. Ladybug enjoys your attention. Nice work.

Gabbi said...

~Your comments are always very kind and encouraging, thank you dear Asherette! :)

~Thank you Francesca, I love ladybugs (birds). They say it's good luck if they land on you. She's almost as cute as the one you painted in your mushroom ... xoxo

~Gracias Sam :) He's very photogenic isn't he? Your weekend sounded like fun, here's a long link for a free listen to the song (in case you don't know it):


~Thank you dear Rabbit :) I'm glad you liked them. I had a friend who was going to do the assignments with me but he didn't... but I forgive him (after all, that's what Jesus would do) :)

Mary-Laure said...

Love lady bugs. Do you know the Frebch call lady bugs "bêtes à Bon Dieu", literally the Good Lord's creatures?

Gabbi said...

~I didn't know that Mary-Laure, but that's beautiful :) Thank you for sharing it. They're such pretty insects and great for gardens...

michiko said...

Pretty!! I love the little ladybug :)
I like the idea of "Learning to Love You More", really interesting.

Gabbi said...

~Thank you dear Michiko, I loved the whole project idea also. Wish I'd done more!


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