Saturday, September 21, 2013

Word of the day - Bricolage

Something made or put together using whatever materials happen to be available: "Even the decor is a bricolage, a mix of this and that" (Los Angeles Times).
[French, from bricole, trifle, from Old French, catapult, from Old Italian briccola, of Germanic origin.] [source]

I found this delightful word while bopping around the Wikipedia page for the word "tinker."
An exemplary body of bricolage has come from the mind of the still-active Belgian artist, Panamarenko (example above)

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