Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Heavy Metal

Working on my collaborative project with Bridgette and Jen has been such a pleasure. And a challenge. Click on the links above to see the beginnings of their books. And click here to go to a previous post with photographs of the start of my book.

Each of our three structures is so different. Bridgette's plaster pages. Jen's metal plates. And my vintage-page book. And each of our themes are different too. Bridgette's Book of Trees. Jen's Shine. And my Contexture.

The images below show my first go round on Jen's metal pages. Never worked on metal before and this project has got me hooked. Thanks Jen! Click the images to enlarge.

FRONTSIDE





BACKSIDE



32 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

This looks like fun! Tactile, as well as good eye candy.

Ontheroad said...

It looks terrific.

Jill Zaheer said...

Another amazing project that you've "nailed" - even in this new medium! Love the close ups to see the layers and texture, words, colors and of course, your metal! Thanks so much for also sharing the work of Jen and Bridgette- so unique with such brilliant looking textures!

lyly said...

metal is intriguing. your work looks great lyle

alteredbits said...

utterly gorgeous, seth! i love contexture already, as you know, and i adore what you've done in the metal book. all three of you have done an amazing job. thanks for the peeks!

Carmen said...

Your texture is always so yummy!!!

Lynn said...

Am I to understand that the work here is all yours, or is it a combination of you adding to someone elses metal background?

Whichever, whatever it is strikingly impressive...shouts look at me, touch me, feel me!
Love it.

self taught artist said...

you did it, you got an OH! from me.
i dig this stuff big time. fantastic job!

LostLuggage said...

Glorious texture! Impressed with your versatility!

ooglebloops said...

Thanks for sharing - it all looks great!!!

n2theblue said...

these are really wonderful

Mar said...

what a marriage of textures and substrates...awesome project..the best collaboration i have seen in some time...and i have been around a LONG time...think dinosaur!

thank you for taking me along this journey...the inspiration!!!!
oh..

Jazz said...

Love it. Whew, I have some catching up to do!!!

Evangeline said...

Wow! Just, wow. This is fantastic. Working on metal, how cool is that?

Julie said...

Beautiful texture and composition Seth.

~Babs said...

Fascinating!
I love all things rustic, raw, and rusty.
Looks like a LOT off fun!

Mary said...

This is a wonderful piece...it's different, yes, lots of layers!

Gillian McMurray said...

Great job with the metal pages, Seth. Love the wire and nail with the red background on the circle.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very impressive.

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

OMG! This is pure perfection.....I wanted to reach in and touch.

Laura Pace said...

Superb job, Seth.
One would never know this was your first foray with metal.

3rdEyeMuse said...

you and metal bits go together like peanut butter & jelly (which I STILL love, by the way).

deb said...

ohhh I like!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your process inspires me to continue my journey on a Woman created from found metal objects...for example a 1950's coffee pot, some hodgepodge rusty embellishments, a discarded rusty bird bath and on and on. This ongoing vigil to see beauty in the cast off materials in our environment is another process I am exploring. Today a friend found two beautiful rusty nails and delivered them to the gallery where I was sitting as a volunteer. Imagine and live in Peace, Mary Helen

Chris said...

Oh, my ears and whiskers. are you kidding?

This has to be my favorite post of the day.

Lisa H said...

I'd wear either page as an earring any day. Perfect.

azirca said...

Stunning!
These collaborate books are quite something, such beautiful works of art.

FishStikks said...

I find this medium and your page very exciting! Turned out so wonderfully!!

grrl+dog said...

the frint page had me reminded strangely of the crucifiction.. but the back was so much better...dont you hate that,..

Karin said...

I love what you've done with the text. I can see how these metal pages work well with your found materials and artistic sensibilities :) They make me want to touch them. These collaborative books are certainly becoming treasures!

Robyn said...

Very exciting work!

Shelly said...

Looks like you've been working with metal forever. Very appealing pages. Love the nail and wirework.
:-)
Shelly