Friday, April 18, 2008

You say you want a revolution...




Revolution -- The act of revolving or turning round on an axis...a far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behavior...a cycle of events in time...the motion of an object round a fixed point or line. This revolution is complete. I have enjoyed the challenge of working on such small canvases (3 1/2" x 2 1/2") and in a way that is new for me -- quickly and with limited evaluation along the way. Art imitates life. Some of the pieces focused on very specific ideas, emotions, or issues. Some were not preplanned but rather were driven by the materials used and evolved in the making. All represent a personal revolution in my thinking about art in general and my own personal process of creating in particular. Each is a piece of me.







"You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right"

30 comments:

azirca said...

Wow, what a project, a revolution indeed! The way you have displayed your little art pieces really sets them off, they look stunning. I love how you have used the revolving stand and how everything fits in together, very clever.
You're an inspiration!

Angela Rockett said...

So amazing, Seth. I would love to see these little pieces in person. They are, each and every one, so... well, I can't seem to think of another word to use instead of 'wonderful', so I guess I'll just use that. And I love how they "revolve"!

&rew said...

This is fantastic - hey, where did you get that silver stand? I'd like to do the same, too!

Into the Blystic said...

and the funny thing is I had to get that song just awhile ago... the 1st line was spinning in my head... and I had to hear it! I think it must have been around the time I 1st saw this series on your blog! making connections now... they do display well all together like that. thanks for the inspiration! namaste Elis.

Christine Marie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous project. I love the way the pieces are displayed, and love each individual piece by itself. Very cool!

ps thanks for the little comment about my bird :-)

LostLuggage said...

WOW! Congratulations, Seth! What a beautiful collection!! I've had my eye on that spinning thing..love what you have done with it!

So- what's next? :)

bockel24 said...

The moment I´ve read your post title I´ve had the music in my ears, LOL ...
Your little cards look great the way they are presented now. Do you keep these for yourself and display them in your house? I´ve seen that card holder but disliked the fact that I can´t use it for the cards I already have without destroying them. You´ve done it right, making a new set especially for this way of displaying. Wonderful.

kathy mccreedy said...

Seth, your Revolution project turned out beautifully... it had to, it's a part of you. Lovely job photographing the finished version of all your cards! Have a great weekend! Take good care, K.

Karen Cole said...

All I can say is, forget Tiffanys. I would love to have some of these little jewels.

Your display is brilliant. I've been "sitting on" an old stand similar to your silver revolving one that used to hold stamping pads for an office. You've just made my light bulb go off.

Gillian McMurray said...

This is such a beautiful display. Congratulations on reaching the end. Looking forward to seeing your next project.

eb said...

Seth this is so cool - I want to reach out and touch them - and the display is brilliant - the whole concept is stunning - what IS that lovely silver thing anyway and how are the pieces attached?

scratching head in wonder...

xox - eb.

mcdc3s said...

What a fantastic group. I love the meaning and expression. You have surely done well!

Lisa Hoffman said...

Okay, get ready for the barrage of requests for Revolution Workshops.
Please stop in Colorado as you make your way across country teaching the crowds and avoiding the Paparazzi's.
"...quick Seth!....duck into this doorway!!!..."

Thanks for allowing us to watch the Evolution of the Revolution.

Well Done.
Lisa Hoffman

Ro Bruhn said...

This is amazing Seth, what a fabulous display, loe it.
Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

tina's space said...

the way the whole thing came together is just fabulous. never seen such great use of texture. the display is awesome. sign me up right away!!! yeah, so what lovelies can we come and peruse next?

Curtis said...

Fantastic presentation. I'm sure each work speaks to personal story or emotion. Your collection really is quite breath taking!
Curtis

Cory said...

All I can say are three words,
FAB...U...LOUS

Cory

Carmen said...

Wow, seeing all of these together is just amazing! I could spend hours spinning it and looking at each piece over and over.

I can't wait to see what you do next!

Have a great week!

Carmen

Barbara Kleinhans said...

Great project and end result Seth. I didn't realize how small each piece was. The final assemblage is so cool.

Terry Rafferty said...

Revolution: I finally get it! (I feel so blonde.) The title, the presentation, each individual page and the piece in its entirety - a perfect jewel. Seth, you are such an inspiration, you show what is possible. Thanks!! Can't wait to see what comes next...

Terry Rafferty said...

Seth, are these pages really less than an inch? How do you do that!?

rivergardenstudio said...

What a wonderful display of your art. How very gorgeous. I will need to look at these over and over! Roxanne

Teresa said...

What an amazing collection - I'm resisting the urge to pick a favourite - it would take too long! Absolute brilliance!

Teresa said...

Oh great - now I can't get the song out of my head!

Chris said...

beyond awesome.
really impressive. thanks so much for sharing all these great views and the inspiration.

sf said...

A request in "rhyme":

Yes, true, the pieces are swell!
But the stand --- hmm --- please do tell?

sarah

Jamie said...

Ooooh, I love it, too!

Gaby Bee. said...

Wow, what an incredible collection. It's a treat to look at your wonderful art. I love the way how you have displayed your little cards. Very clever. Thanks for the inspiration.

~*~Patty said...

Thanks Seth for putting a fab song in my head.....where has it been all these years! Congrats, such a fab display, neat that they make a punch too!

Sarah aka Flo said...

I'm so glad you linked us back to this today. when I first found your blog I went right back to the very start and - I thought - devoured the lot.

I think perhaps I must have been interrupted before I reached April 08 as I don't recall seeing this little masterpiece before.