Lost Gloves and Lost Loves on the Lower East Side
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In the dead of winter, the fallen gloves always make an appearance.
One local artist is highlighting these orphaned accessories as an apt metaphor for love. After all, one glove is useless without the other. Flyers were recently taped to various surfaces around the neighborhood. Each features a lost “gLove” and a unique message; for instance, “I’m a lost gLove, are you looking for me?”
The person behind the street campaign, who wishes to remain anonymous, explained the inspiration to us in an email:
My aim is to focus attention on objects forgotten because of the distraction. I’ve seen ’em on the streets, dirty, rumpled and stomped convey the sense of melancholy and loneliness. Gloves become the metaphor of love, complete their function with the other glove.
I took pictures of the various gloves met on my walks, for no reason. one night, on my way home from work I thought I’d share a sense of sadness that these gloves conveyed me. The day after I worked out the idea in front of a hot tea at “the bean” and so the flyers were in the streets. Pun was immediate and helped to communicate the message in a better way.
Maybe there is something that would be personal … or maybe not …
Speaking of gLove…