It's an old street banner, advertising a 2009 exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA to its friends). It was the very last one on a sale table outside the museum gift shop. Here's the other side:
It's 3 feet wide by 8 feet long. Made of thick, weatherproof plasticized canvas. Way cool, right?
So what shall I do with it? I could use it as-is, hung as a banner on the wall. But, being me, I feel the urge to cut it apart, rejigger, make something else.
A few preliminary thoughts:
Upholster an outdoor bench.
Cover a table to create a washable surface.
Cut it into thirds, frame them as a triptych.
Make cylinders to cover big glass vases.
Cut into strips for cuff bracelets and belts.
Cut out the decorative arch shape to frame a doorway.
Cut some squares to fold oversized Origami.
Put it under glass on a dining table or coffee table.
Make giant weatherproof flowers.
Turn it into a folding screen.
Fasten it around a hamper with grommets and zip ties.
Use it as an unusual backsplash in a laundry room.
That's what I have so far. And my brain is still storming! I might come back and add more thoughts as they occur.
Feel free to chime in! Ideas, anyone?