Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Just Another Brick...

All in all we're all just bricks in the wall...


My Graffiti Wall collaboration with Julie and Lynne continues. Click the links and scroll through their posts to see their walls. I decided to interpret this project differently and very literally. I am building a wall, brick by brick.


As can be seen in these images (click to enlarge), I am collaging bricks with the beautiful papers made by Lynne and Julie. Building a wall, one brick at a time. 91 bricks in all. Then...on to the graffiti!






P.S. New Text Tile completed in between bricks!

Continued


Ingredients: cardstock, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, calligraphy ink, pigment ink, marker, dry transfer, rubon letters. approximately 3 1/2" x 2 1/4". click to enlarge.

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.

Sold. Thank you!

24 comments:

Jeane said...

Seth - this graffiti wall collaboration is one of the most interesting collaborations I've seen out there - I'm loving watching it unfold.

Jill Zaheer said...

Just incredible bricks, and each is equally as amazing as the next. Beautiful colors collaged together with layer after layer like feather upon feather. Birds and words and lines and dots, must be filled with a million plots.
Music and symbols and bees all here, just specs of your gorgeous bricks for sure. Love the mortar and patterned textures to see, all anxiously waiting your next step- the graffiti! Awesome collaboration - by three awesome artists... and great new Text Tile too!

ooglebloops said...

It's beautiful even w/o the graffiti - but anxious to see how that turns out!!! Drop by and enter my Spring Giveaway, if you get a chance!!! The giveaway itself might not really be "you", but it's nice to have you visit!! :>)

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like the idea of bricks in a wall.
I do textile art and have recently come across the web site of
www.saskia.weishut.com she is a textile artist working in The Netherlands - her work is often put together like a collage - she works on individual bits and then puts them all together. If you get a chance, do look at her work.
My bundle is getting battered by wind and rain - fantastic - hope there will at least be a plague of frogs or something else biblical before the time is up.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Love you brick collaboration ... .
so many ways to take that concept.
(you've got my head spinning!)

Judith

Chris said...

hehe, isn't this wall fun?! I think it should be a floor! Make people take off their shoes before walking in, and then lay down on it! Don't you just want to be in there?

GREAT TILE, MISTER.

Lynn said...

More beautiful work...love seeing it all and how you transform it.

Gillian McMurray said...

These bricks are wonderful, bright and breezy. The text tile is beautiful too.

LostLuggage said...

YES!!! This is awesome, Seth!

azirca said...

Love your Graffiti Brick Wall, what a great idea.

Dianne said...

amazing graffiti wall...enjoying the progress of all of your projects!

Karin said...

What a very cool way to interpret the project! I really really like it a lot. Your bricks are richly textured, colorful - and the flies on the wall?! Too much - I love that. Great work Seth!!

marianne said...

fun happy college flashbacks- that's the music.... i always felt the floyd music as grayer, even tho there's energy there.....i do love the art and the collaboration-

Robyn said...

I'm waiting with bated breath for the next step. The bricks are beautiful in their own right but the graffiti is going to be the cherry on the top.

Erin Perry said...

Ah, so I guess you would call it "bricolage"!
Erin in Morro Bay

Mar said...

your concept of the project proves right on!
the background is going to make for some awesome graffiti backdrop

hurry up and finish...i (a-hem) i mean 'we'
want to see the finished process
:)

Shayla said...

It's going to be wonderful! Chaotic order.

bridgette said...

wonderful seth!

Don said...

Nice work. Those colours are intense!

Gail P said...

Bricks - what a marvelous idea! The colors are amazing.

Evangeline said...

The brick wall is gorgeous! can't wait to see the next step. And I love this text tile!

Jacky said...

Love your interpretation... the graffiti will collaboration in fantastic.
Really enjoying watching this evolve.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You comments always make feel like an "artist". I love your brick wall idea and the papers you have used. You have such a creative imagination!!! I'm anxiously awaiting the graffiti!

Kathy McCreedy said...

AWESOME! Love all the texture, but I REALLY love the typed words along the bottom left quadrant of the piece (of course)! If only I could go spend an hour or two in my studio... I'm inspired to go make something!