The Creston Museum’s storage area is 50 items tidier following the second Found Art Challenge, which saw two teams create large garden art pieces on Wednesday. Both were left at the museum to fill space left behind when a dying tree was removed.
The pieces weren’t judged, unlike the first Found Art Challenge in 2010, but Bedpan Betty took the longest to build, with Jon and Win Dinn and Andrea Revoy working over five hours on it, and using 30 artifacts. The piece’s name comes from the bedpan used to create her face.
“That started the whole thing,” said Dinn.
“It’s the only thing I wanted,” said Revoy.
Teams were invited to the museum on Tuesday to take a look at boxes of items — duplicates, broken, rusty, unidentifiable — culled from the museum’s storage area. The boxes were then handed out at random on Wednesday morning.
Bedpan Betty stands next to Garden, Guns and Roses, created by Gloria Elliott and Carol Huscroft, using 20 items in about three-and-a-half hours.