Sunday, December 21, 2008

Solstice Series

Today marks the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, one of two times each year that the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. Today the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. For me it represents a sense of change and renewal. And I know that as the days slowly get longer, the sun will begin to linger and the darkness of night arrives later and later.

Wanting to celebrate the occasion, I have made five small artworks inspired by the solstice.







Ingredients: watercolor paper, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, dye ink, calligraphy ink, dry transfer, altered paper, found paper, found metal objects, wire, eyelets. sizes range from 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" to 4 1/4" x 3 3/4". click images to enlarge.

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.

All pieces sold. thank you!

24 comments:

Kelly Kilmer said...

Seth,
I absolutely adore these!!!!!

~Barb~ said...

These are gorgeous! I love art with found items and yours rock.
May your Solstice be beautiful and joyous!
Peace & Love,
~Barb`

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Must... touch...

So wonderful, Seth. I love them.

Gaby Bee said...

These are absolutely adorable. Fabulous texture. I love to work with found objects also.
Gaby xo

Val Foster said...

I love these Seth. They are awesome. Especially love the found objects. And of course the textures.

And I see you've been doing well on ETSY. Congrats on that, I'm happy for your success there.

Suzan Buckner said...

These are beautiful!! I sooooooo love your art!!

Spot said...

Powerful, elemental, haunting......

artistsgardenstudio said...

Seth - a lovely series to celebrate the solstice.
K

Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

For me the winter is over now! Thanks for your Blog - I discovered it today

Gillian McMurray said...

A beautiful series, apt to the season, I think.

Robyn said...

The first and the last are my favourites. Love them!

Supria Karmakar said...

WOW these are divinely inspired...love them SO MUCH..
Happy Solstice to you too.
Supria

lklight said...

Wow Seth, these are absolutely wonderful, wish I had visited your Etsy shop before they all sold!

lynne h said...

happy solstice, seth... these small solstice artworks are fabulous!

Lisa H said...

You're selling your art before your public sees it?:

"Okay, I'm visualizing a piece, want it?"

This is shocking: Telepathic Marketing with advanced sales! Call the Times!......(and a HUGE High Five for ETSY success).I KNEW that you were going to end up with Body Guards and a limo.

Leslie said...

I like these a lot. Strong texture, great strength of color, and found objects with history. You have been busy in the studio!

Chris said...

Okay, I am really irritated.

I don't want to see another SOLD on one of your canvases when I get over here. Can you just let me know quietly, maybe comment on one of my posts from March or something, and tell me, 'by the way, Chris, once again, you've missed one of my original works.' Then I'll learn about it on the streets, like I always learn everything.


p.s. congrats! These are so good!

Jo Horswill said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jo Horswill said...

Hi Seth...these "Solstice" mini artworks are powerful and very symbolic!
I like the rusty additions...there is wisdom in a piece of aged, rusty metal! well, I think so anyway!
Happy Winter solstice too you...

Shayla said...

No wonder they've all sold. They're stunning! These are my favorites of yours so far. Some of the texture even resembles lichens plus you've picked a great theme.

bockel24 said...

I especially like the second one - it really gets my mind working ... I can see a bit of a house shape, and I like the "regulated chaos" in all of these pieces.

ooglebloops said...

A unique and wonderful take on the winter solstice!!!

Ro Bruhn said...

Beautiful art Seth, I can see why they sold so quickly.
Enjoy your winter solstice while we celebrate summer

3rdEyeMuse said...

your Solstice series has moved me - the pieces are beautiful.