Friday, January 9, 2009

"Works" in Progress

In the works...






I just decided to work on a project I have thought about for several years. Winter was the right time to begin. This project is called Disintegration and is inspired by the natural evolution of time. My collaborator is nature. These images are "before" shots. The "after" shots will be posted in the spring.


Inner Works...




I am about to begin a new collaboration with five amazing artists. We will be participating in an altered book exchange, with each artist choosing their own theme. I have selected Distressed Elements and am in the process of starting my book for the first exchange later this month. Although I will be posting updates on The Altered Page, our group has created a public blog to share our progress as well. Visit and bookmark Inner Works.



The other five artists behind Inner Works and their blogs are:

Supria Karmakar - Encaustic Musings and our wonderful host!
Jill Zaheer - Jazworks
Rita Vindedzis - Rita Vindedzis
Roxanne Evans-Stout - River Garden Studio
Veronica Funk - Simple Pleasures

29 comments:

Jill Zaheer said...

What a fascinating project you've started to work on - with the theme of Disintegration inspired by the natural evolution of time. The twine so beautifully wrapped around those bundle of words creates a feel of closure, within an image of geometric designs. While it sounds as if it's the breaking down of something, I look at it as the wonderful creation of a piece of new work which you've decided to now make time for. Juxtaposed to this is our exciting altered InnerWorks book collaboration with your theme of Distressed Elements. This brings to mind a form of aging or disintegration. What an intriguing set of woven together yet separate projects. Very creative and imaginative and can't wait to see both of your exciting projects unfold. Jill

3rdEyeMuse said...

I bet the collaboration will be amazing to be a part of & can't wait to see what happens. :)

femminismo said...

Well, you've definitely started me thinking about disintegration - not that I don't already think about it a lot! : ) I can't wait to see what you and Mother Nature produce. The whole group looks fascinating with the altered books and round robins. Have great fun - jeanne in Oregon

Jo Reimer said...

I like your new work and am looking forward to seeing what happens. I knew of a woman who wrapped cloth around several pieces of metal and buried it in her compost pile. Interesting things happened over time. Your choosing to work with the guts of a book is appropriate.

grrl+dog said...

well, whatever you create will be pretty cool, so I will look forward to little treats from your pages..

Laura said...

Seth this looks to be very interesting.

Gillian McMurray said...

What a great colaboration. All six artist have such varied styles. I now have another few links to add to my ever growing list of blog feeds - LOL.

Karin said...

I love that as you have your disintegration work going on, you will (essentially) be working on an integrative project as well, by participating in collaboration with other artists! I am excited to be able to participate in the witnessing of each project as they unfold. thanks for the opportunity!
Karin

Chris said...

This project is so appealing! Cool cool cool. I'll be following it all the way.

I'm intrigued by the 'before' you have posted. rock on!

Val Foster said...

Exceptional collaboration. I signed up to follow it. You never cease to be an exciting source of inspiration. Thank you.

Christine Marie said...

Seth, you are always working on the coolest stuff. I can't wait to see how the collaboration turns out, and to see the "after" pics from the disintegration project.

Lynn said...

I admire all of your art work Seth.
It has a simple line about it these twine tied pages...that appeals...
Have fun with the group effort too.

Jen Crossley said...

I cant wait to see the finished collaboration it will be worth the wait Im sure
Jen

jean benabou said...

I can't wait to see what comes of it!
Much of my own work has dealt with time, so I am intrigued.

Angela Wales Rockett said...

oooohh, intriguing!

Jo Horswill said...

Lots to look forward to here.
I love all those rusty bits of wonder in the previous posts too.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your theme for our collaboration is so interesting! I can hardly wait to begin... and your other project is so cool as well. I wish you a very creative week, Seth! Roxanne

Kathleen Botsford said...

I cannot wait to see what you all come up with! Such amazing artists! Thank you all for sharing with us!

Shelly said...

This sounds very promising. You do great collaborative work.
Cannot wait to see how it progresses.
:-)
Shelly

azirca said...

'Disintegration' sounds intriguing, can't wait to see what you come up with.

The collaboration sounds fantastic, and I'm sure that it will be seeing as it involves such a talented bunch of artists.

Supria Karmakar said...

Seth - Disintegration and Distressed Elements are both such intriguing and evoking of thought themes...thanks for being such a way with words, thoughts as well as visual creativity...can't wait to work on this collaborative with you...but you already know that don't you - happy creating.
Supria

Ro Bruhn said...

Looks good, I hope you have as much fun as we did with ours.

Jazz said...

Wow. Fascinating. I can't wait to see how this pans out. Inner works has been bookmarked.

susanna said...

Oh soooo cool! And I like your theme, Seth. You can go in so many directions with that, especially in this city. I'm curious to know where you will be placing this piece in order for it to be distressed?

Kristy C said...

very cool looking collaboration!!

Wendy said...

I'm really enjoying looking at your work. Good stuff!

jess gonacha said...

wow, sounds amazing!! it'll be awesome to see what comes of the collaborations!

Barbara Kleinhans said...

the before images of disintegration are very evocative. Can't wait to see the final results

Candace said...

Seth, this is great. I love the fall, the disintegration, being a big believer in the Shiva Principle myself. I never know what wild hunt you are going to take me on and that's why I love coming here. This should be a fantastic exercise!

Best regards as ever.
Your Correspondent in Athens.