Monthly Archives: May 2013

Very old jar updates

Surprise – two posts in a month!

I didn’t get round to posting these jar reports at the time but I’m slowly getting caught up with myself. I know that I have more jar reports that need blogging but unfortunately, I need to wade through several hundred emails to find them. And then I have to wade through the blog to check that I haven’t already blogged them. It’s non-trivial.

Btw, the very observant amongst you may notice that the blog has had a spring clean and a new look. This was mostly necessity since my old theme was getting buggy and while I was trying to change it yesterday, I managed to spectacularly crash the entire website. There were tears when I realised that I hadn’t backed up since January (back up your data, people!) but thankfully through the miracle of Twitter and Google I fixed it.

Jar No 301

Jar No 301
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 301, Oct 2011

I’ve seen or collected a jar: Collected a jar

Number on lid of jar: 301

Your name (optional): Theo’s little brother Max

Date jar found (optional): 30th October

If you collected a jar, what motivated you to pick it up? (optional):
we are jar hunters.

Where is the jar now? (optional): at home

This is one of my all-time favourite jar forms. Max’s clear statement of identity, “we are jar hunters” just blew my mind. I did a project that changed how people saw themselves and that feels incredible. I hope that is something I can hold onto on days when my art feels like a nebulous and fragile thing.


Jar No 304

Jar No 304
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 304, Oct 2011

I’ve seen or collected a jar: Collected a jar

Number on lid of jar: 304

Your name (optional): Theo’s little brother Max

Date jar found (optional): today

If you collected a jar, what motivated you to pick it up? (optional):
Extreme cleverness in spotting it.

Where is the jar now? (optional): At home.

Well done for your extreme cleverness, Max!


Jar No 330

Jar No 330
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 330, Nov 2011

Note: Theo and family sometimes reported their finds via email rather than the usual form. This is from mum, Si├ón & I’ve edited it slightly to remove personal details.

We (the Theo’s!) found the lovely 330 on New Year’s Day. I hope it is the first found jar of 2012.

So, we were on the way home. Driving up Clifton Park. I shout, Toby, that looks like a weed I’ve seen before – pull over!

Milly & I jumped out, there was a car driving along so I tried to look nonchalant but Milly went ahead and grabbed it.

We were all chuffed that we found an old-ish jar in the new-ish year.

Well done to our jar-hunting family for these finds.


Jar No 365

Jar No 365
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 365, July 2012

Jar No 365 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 365 in situ, July 2012

Contents: Fabric, thread
Released into wild: 10/7/12 at 11.50
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Theo

Comments:

Well, the last jar of the project. Which I finished the night before we moved up to Hebden Bridge and dashed out and placed on the morning of our move. What, doesn’t everyone finish an overdue art project on the same day as they move house?

The jar project had gotten so tied up in my head with the break-up and house move that I couldn’t bring myself to create the last jar until the very end of our time in Bristol. Which was somewhat unfortunate since the project was supposed to have finished in 2011 and I didn’t make and walk the last jar until July 2012 and now it’s May 2013 and I’ve still not finished blogging the project. ‘About time’ indeed! Oh the embarrassment. Ah well, better late than never.

Jar No 365 close up

This final and very special jar was kindly sponsored by Karen Kirkpatrick. Thank you so much Karen, and I am sorry you’ve had to wait such a ridiculously long time to see your sponsored jar.

The last jar went to a good home… guess who!

I’ve seen or collected a jar: Collected a jar

Number on lid of jar (Please include this, it’s the important bit!):
365

Your name (optional): Theo

Date jar found (optional): 31/07/12

If you collected a jar, what motivated you to pick it up? (optional):
Hello Kirsty I have found jar no 365 now we need to rescue the bunny.

Where is the jar now? (optional): On the kitchen table.

So now I just have to trawl through the unblogged jar forms and sort out my hideous mess of sadly neglected jar databases. I honestly can’t quite believe how much moving house and changing computers has thrown me.