TITLE - Tool Library
ARTIST - Lindsay Briedenthal
MEDIUM - oil on paper, mounted on board
SIZE 16" x 29" ,
PRICE: $300 (to purchase, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
VISION: Painting a new economy through wealth redistribution is a daunting task, so I decided to focus on a neighborhood tool library. The tool library is not a new idea but it’s one that needs to multiply and grow wings. My town does not have one yet, but I know they exist - I’ve seen them. It may seem like a harmless enterprise but consider the consequences: Connecting with your neighbor, buying less stuff, learning new skills, and sharing knowledge - these are revolutionary acts these days!
I picture a flowering tree, in it’s limbs is the tool share, co-workshop space for projects, a bike repair shop, and a learning center for classes and reference materials. The flowers (tool-share resources) provide nectar and pollen (knowledge, confidence, and useful items) to the birds and bees (us) who then nourish our homes and communities. I use the metaphor of pollination for the exchange of ideas in a collective context. Birds, bees, and flowers focus on the specifics of the tool share plan and it’s effects.
Maybe if we’re not spending so much money on new things, we wouldn’t have to work so much, if we didn’t have to work so much we could spend more time together, and when we connect, we learn how to build OURtopia one piece at a time.
About the artist:
I am a painter, mother, wife, and teacher living and working in Wenatchee, WA. I am attracted to the sublime in art and paint humans and animals in settings that feel both dangerous and beautiful.
You can find me at:
lindsaybroadvalley.com , @lindsaybroadvalley