Kirsty Hall: Jar No 174, June 2011
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 174 in situ, June 2011
Contents: Wax & thread
Released into wild: 23/6/11 at 23.54
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Theo’s sister, Milly on 11/8/11
“In the end these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you love?
How deeply did you learn to let go?”
This strange object was from the precursor to 365 Jars. In March 2009, I did a month-long experimental studio project where I made a small object no larger than 10cm square every day.
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 174 close up, June 2011
This was the first of the objects that I made during that unnamed project. I’ve resisted using any of them in the jars until this week, when it suddenly felt right to start letting them go.
It is quite astounding to me how much this project is about control and letting go. It’s a very Zen experience, sometimes mired in struggle but there’s a beauty to it too: the jars truly are my greatest teacher this year.
How to help
As you now know, I’m having a difficult time at the moment. I know that some of you are bound to offer, so if you would like to show your support in a practical way, here are several ways that you can help.
You can adopt a jar or leave a donation.
You can tell people about the project on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or in real life. Word of mouth is the main way the project spreads and I’m immensely grateful for all the promotional work my Jar Fans do on my behalf.
You can volunteer to write a press release and send it out to the media for me. Contact me if you’d like to do this.
You can send me materials to use in the jars. Contact me for details of my address.
You can leave a blog comment, which may go unanswered this week but will certainly make me feel loved.
Please know that there is absolutely no obligation to do any of this but it would be appreciated.