Tuesday, May 5, 2009

DisCo Inferno

Many thanks to everybody involved in DisCo - the DISintegration COllaboration. I am sending a big shout out to all the artists who joined this collaboration, all the people who have been following the project, and to everybody who has emailed me and/or left comments about the posts.


So far 84 participants have posted their "after" images. You can find them all on the sidebar of my blog under the "disintegration collaboration - after" icon. As more artists post, I will add a link to their site at the bottom of the list. So stay tuned for 39 more bundles!

And there is more. Stay tuned for the next part of the project. All artists have been asked to create an artwork using some or all of the disintegrated material from their bundles. Disintegration becomes integration. Destruction becomes renewal. On August 1 each participant will reveal their work of art on their blog. I cannot wait to see what each of these talented artists come up with!

I have decided to take a brief blogging break in the upcoming days. A time out to finish up this part of DisCo and to focus on actually creating some new art. I will be back soon...with highlights from the project, new posts, new art and photography, a restocked Etsy, and info about my next project...The Pulse IV. But, as I always say on these breaks, don't be surprised if posts pop up sooner rather than later.


A reminder to visit my Inspiration Station. Click the icon on my sidebar to be taken to the post, video, website, artwork, etc. that is inspiring me in the moment. So you know when it is updated, I will add the date next to the icon whenever I change the link. And I will be linking to different sources of inspiration during this brief blogging break. So continue to visit and try it out today to see some amazing and quite inspiring photographs.

I leave you with an image safari...scenes from the streets of New York. Click the images to enlarge.









See you soon!

37 comments:

LostLuggage said...

My friend....you are entitled to a huge break! Thank you for YOUR constant inspiration!

femminismo said...

Indeed, take a break, while I apply my brain waves and try to intuit what the next project will be. Pulse IV? Was that its title? Hmmmm. Thanks for the New York art. I saw some Oregon art today: piles of pink petals in the gutter along the street. Yum! Like melting ice cream. - Jeanne

Annie said...

Thanks and thanks again, Seth. Enjoy whatever you do in your time off - you deserve it.

Pat said...

Enjoy your break Seth. I hope you have a very creative and productive time. Thanks for all the good stuff!

ooglebloops said...

Love the NY art- enjoy your time away from the blog!!!

nancy neva gagliano said...

thanks for the ny safari..nyc, always such great energy there!!

and happy blogging break!!
we're heading to the outer banks, NC for a week, camera in hand, to a weathered old house on the shore...i'll post some "sand safari" shots when i return.

i appreciate your projects~~~ a big winter boost///enriching my life!! best2U, nn

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Wishing you a most creative break Seth!

Candace said...

You deserve a break after all this wonderland adventure. I hope to be involved in the next one myself... always an inspiration, always a joy.
Thanks for that New York art tour, too! LOL.
I miss NY so much, want to visit again soon soon soon!
Candace c

Gillian McMurray said...

I just love the safari through New York's art. Beautiful and inspiring. I hope you enjoy your blogging break. But I suspect you'll be working hard behind the scenes.

Mar said...

i am sooo glad you have encouraged/pushed for more
from all these incredible disintegrator artisans...

all the new images (there's and yours) will propose a plethora inspiration!
yea!!
now go forth and prepare this 'feast for our eyes'..anew
:)
(and it gets said...but i am sure is still enjoyed to see it...thank you for providing such an inspirational site of the gifted..)

n2theblue said...

wishing you joyful creating.

i'm having a wonderful time with my weathered papers! thank you for getting us all started on this.

Shayla said...

Your collaboration is so satisfying-kind of like a good story with a beginning, middle and end. Can't wait to see the finale pictures. Plus an amazing safari- I wish our grafitti looked that good.

rivergardenstudio said...

I hope your break is wonderful. These paintings from the streets in New York are incrdible and so diverse. I will post about my disintegration unveiling this weekend...Roxanne

Wayne Pitchko said...

for ssure...THANKS Seth and enjoy

Brittany said...

Hi, came across your blog and I really like your content.
I follow you now.
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Cheers

Marie said...

I'm going to be selfish & say that I will miss you Father Seth! Loved your NY photos!
Your disintegration project is SUCH a good thing! You are a blessingl
Love ya!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Seth...it's all so awe inspiring, you are the no 1 in 'collaboration' ideas.
This has been so wonderful to read about and observe, and I have loved seeing individual results of a few of the other blogs that I read.

Kathy McCreedy said...

Hey Seth! GREAT artwork from the streets... did you photoshop any of those, or are they "as is"?!? Terrific! Hey, I've got a post all set to go up tomorrow, May 8, around 6am, for the Disco-Inferno... I'm so proud of me! Only one week late!!! Hope all is well, thank you again for hosting such a cool project. xoxo

ART*ticulation said...

NY streets of art fabulous, thanks for the experience thru your eyes.

OK I know I haven't done the unveiling for the DISintegration collaboration. But we have had a ton of rain and as soon as it started drying a bit it would rain again. Last night it poured rain again but I've opened my package and it's drying, I will post pics on my blog when they are dry!

Martha Marshall said...

Seth, I love your New York images. Great stuff! Just so you know, you were my Inspiration Station in yesterday's blog post.

http://artistsjournal.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/are-you-attached-to-your-art/

Thanks for always being an inspiration.

Martha

PCarriker said...

Thank you for visitng Seth. It was great to share IRL instead of an online workshop format. Your blog is always so inspiring. Have a great break!

Chris said...

WOW! These photos are awesome! What a feast for the eyes.

Gaby Bee said...

I always enjoy visiting your Blog. Love your New York pics, Seth.
Thanks for sharing all these cool stuff.
Have a great time and enjoy your blogging break.
Gaby xo

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks, Seth ... I got a bit lost in the photo's that you shared ... the one with the leaves & the bird have me wanting to get outside ... not a bad idea, actually.

happy creation time!

A bird in the hand said...

Thumbing through an old book on poetry, I can across something called concrete poems, poems for the eye, and in that chapter was one by Richard Kostelanetz (1970, consisting of one word that disintegrated down to a series of dots. And the word was ....DISINTEGRATION.

Cheers, Colette

Lost Aussie said...

Great NY snaps. Always something to catch the camera's eye!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore the bird spread. It is awesome.

Robyn said...

Have a great break! You really deserve some Seth-time.
Great image safari!

BT said...

http://bt-thecraftygardener.blogspot.com/2009/05/2-lovely-days-in-garden-sat-10th-may.html

This is my bundle, taken down today. I am going to unpack it tonight or tomorrow and photograph the contents - ready for part 2. It's so exciting. Thanks for including me, Seth. Make that 38 to go now!

Love your post today, some fabulous artwork.

Kerin said...

Finally!!! So much for posting the After before we went to teach Art & Soul.

Hope you enjoy the down time but hurry back and come over to Remnants cuz I really want you to see!

Thanks AGAIN for being such an inspiration Seth!

xox
Kerin
http://remnantsofolde.com/2009/05/11/disintegration-unveil/

Jeb said...

Cool stuff!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I was in NY last week for a couple of days. One evening I looked you up in the Phone Directory and was very tempted to ring you and see if I could look at some of your work - but the moment passed and next day we were gone. Bundle still up and suffering from the weather. As soon as I am back to "normal" I shall begin to create my art work. Best wishes.

Two Dresses Studio said...

Wow - the images 'around NYC" are breathtaking!

Jo Bradford said...

Great views of NY! Enjoy your break Seth xoxo

TonyaA said...

Wowee! Great Works!
Blessings, peace, and love to you,
Tonya

Debrina said...

Have a nice break Seth! Oh, and would you believe, I'm still waiting for my bundle to dry out?? It's nearly winter here and its so damp with late autumn rain...my bundle still continues to disintegrate...only, it's the mould doing the work now! Lol!

Compost Studios said...

Thanks for the image safari. Soul food.

V-Grrrl