Contents: Photograph + glass
Released into wild: 31/5/11 at 22.01
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Theo’s mum on 1/6/11
When I first got my new printer, I accidentally discovered that if the prints were very fresh, I could wipe off the darkest layer of ink, giving this silvery, almost daguerreotype look.
Of course, I haven’t managed to do it since! I’m not sure what I did to make the ink so vulnerable on this particular photograph but I need to experiment because I’d like to repeat the effect.
A sudden reappearance
I made an exciting discovery on last night’s Jar Walk. I was walking down a street I hadn’t explored since I left a jar there in January, when I saw what looked like one of my jars. Surely not?
I walked over and found – to my great delight – that Jar No 31 had reappeared in exactly the same spot where I’d originally left it.
Sasha, the Jar Finder, did say that she might replace it in the wild but it hadn’t occurred to me that she might put it back where she found it. This project never ceases to surprise me.
Now if all the missing jars would just miraculously reappear or get reported, I’d be a very happy artist indeed.