Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Billboard: back on board

Having focused on my photographs and journal from Greece since my return, I am just now beginning to get back to some other art projects. I am continuing to concentrate on several collaborations, glimpses of which will no doubt make it into posts soon enough. I am also working on a number of individual projects, all of which you will hear about soon. But for now, I am back on board. Billboard that is. This is a book project rather loosely inspired by both the shape and the visuals of old, previously used billboards. Think layers of paper, text, numbers, and colors. These old billboards become abstract canvases which totally resonate with my love of things with a history, things distressed, things with layers, and things that have been changed by time. Below are images of my newest page with close-up shots and the first three pages that I had already posted in May. Click to enlarge for detail.













Ingredients: altered paper, ephemera, acrylic paint, dry transfer, pigment and dye ink, packing tape, altered photograph, electrical tape, sharpie, found builders tape, pen. 6 1/2" x 3 1/4".

20 comments:

artisticdiva said...

I love the textures and colors!

Gillian McMurray said...

I always imagine your work is even more beautiful in real life - the colours richer and the textures deeper. I can practically feel the texture in these pieces though. Lovely work.

NancyB said...

Hey Seth! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Wow! These pages are so beautiful! I am loving all the texture! xo Nance

tina's space said...

these are delicious seth! you have certainly captured the look. The detail is amazing.

notmassproduced said...

hi Seth thanks for your comment on my blog - yes i am very free with my art (too much sometimes). Your work is looking scrummy. Looking forward to seeing more of the projects you are working on. :o)

Leslie said...

Oh boy! I just love it when I can't figure out how that happened. Beautiful, Seth!

eb said...

you know Seth - it is interesting - we are so on the same page - haven't posted any of my peeling old house wall pages - but yet to come - these images are so rich and full of resonant history and life residing within...

yes - Seth - this is deeply layered life exposed - that surface of earth we walk...

xox - eb.

Candace said...

WOW. Seth, as always, gorgeously wonderful things here. The textures and colours are practically 3D on my screen.

And, how kind of you to share your Greek journey with us. T. is Greek and we had such a time of it, reading and looking over your posts. How beautiful the cover is on that book/journal.

Best, Candace

Jazz said...

Those are gorgeous. I love the texture of them...

Christine Marie said...

I'm always amazed at the amount of gorgeous, textured & intricate pieces you create...can I say I'm a tad envious? -- And your posts of Greece were fabulous. I love you you captured so much of the details.

Chris said...

Seth, these are so evocative. Some feel like a direct line to Bantock, some take me to the heart of my downtown, and they all take me to the best of your other work. I especially like the sense that there are rusted metal elements, even if there aren't. When are you publishing?

bockel24 said...

They are all fantastic! I especially love the colour combinations you´ve used: somewhat muted but with colourful elements, that´s beautiful.

Judy said...

The layers upon layers - the best, love them all. Keep them coming.

mcdc3s said...

This book is really a looker.

Kristy C said...

Awesome Pages, Seth!!

Suzan Buckner said...

These are completely awesome!! Love them Seth!!

rivergardenstudio said...

Your newest "billboard" creations are incredible. You have inspired me to make a mess all over my kitchen counters with paper today! Thank you again, Seth! Roxanne

ute said...

the journal is sooo wonderful,
the color, texture, the feeling

Dina said...

The layers are just luscious. Love it all.

Joy Logan said...

Awsome pages here! Greece looks lovely from the Travel channel. How lucky you are. Do we have to be invited to be on your lonks?