To go along with the series, David wants to get 10 artists to work with 10 windows. The idea is that at the end of each message, one of the art pieces will be revealed. And at the end of the series, we'll put together an installation at an art gallery.
So David wants me to find 10 windows. Sound simple? It's not. A cursory glance around craigslist and ebay and other sites shows that it's not easy to come by used windows. People don't replace their windows that often, and they have good resale value. Even the few used windows there are on craigslist are going for $200 - $300.
The next morning I texted David asking him what kind of budget we were looking at. While I waited for a response, I figured I'd browse around again, get a better idea of what's out there. Meanwhile, I'm trying to think up ideas, like calling contractors to see what they do with old windows. Maybe there's some window graveyard out there.
Craigslist. Free Stuff. Type in 'windows'. There's an ad: 10 Free Windows to be used for art projects only. Seriously? And not just little ones, or ones with the glass busted out - they're all intact and good sized and there's some variety in the styles. I call the guy and he explains that they shouldn't be used for building. I explain that I'm looking for exactly this: 10 windows for art projects.
A hundred bucks to hire my friend and his truck and 2 hours later - all ten windows are ours. Problem solved.