My Left Foot
30”x 36”, oil on canvas
Left anonymously at MOBA
The feet, mismatched in color and shape, are the well-rendered work of a skilled artist. Sooz gets us to think about the nature of feet and to face our discomfort with asymmetry in any human form. The floor tiles raise questions about our need for orderly surroundings. Accuracy and perspective are just too difficult and boring, and the tiles are in the background, anyway.
The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community-based, not-for-profit institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory. MOBA was founded in the fall of 1993 and presented its first show in March 1994. The response was overwhelming. Since then, MOBA's collection and ambitions have grown exponentially.
Initially, MOBA was housed in the basement of a private home in Boston. This meager exhibition space limited the museum to be a regional cultural resource for the New England area.
As the only museum dedicated to bringing the worst of art to the widest of audiences, we felt morally compelled to explore new, more creative ways of bringing this priceless collection of quality bad art to a global audience. The Somerville Theater in Davis Square generously provides gallery space to MOBA. Our permanent gallery is now conveniently located in the basement of a 1912 movie theatre.
MOBA was an instant media success. In the early days, MOBA was celebrated in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Wired, the London Times, and many more publications around the world. Recently, attention from NPR, Smithsonian.com, Harvard Magazine and dozens of small and large media outlets continues to grow our audience.