Sunday, August 23, 2009

Contexture Continued

I continue to work on my collaboration with Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Jen Worden. Each of us created a unique structure to pass back and forth. Bridgette's Trees is a handbound book of plaster pages. Jen's Shine is a series of metal sheets that will become flags. And my piece is a handmade book called Contexture. Think context, texture, and text.



Here is how my book is looking now...



And here are some photographs of the most recent pages I made in my own book...





57 comments:

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

a back and forth collaboration, now that's brilliant and somewhat of a great challenge too I'm thinking!

your grays and blues...seat of the soul....really speak to me Seth

What wonderful books these must be!!!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

oh and the textures on the first piece are just SO amazing!!!! and delicious!!!
~*~ Patty

La Dolce Vita said...

very visually chewy and I love the graphics.

ooglebloops said...

Patty said it all - a fantastic piece!! I love the "Story-The Rough Edge/Forget Time" page!! I am always amazed by how you put things together and make them work!!

Debrina said...

Very cool Seth - a heap of work's gone into it too, by the look of things. Awesome stuff.

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Leslie Avon Miller said...

Don't you just adore the look of an artist book bulging with yummy stuff? I really like your pages here, textures, phrases and passages of symbols. I'd love to turn the pages.

deb said...

oh amazing!

viv said...

looks great seth as always very inspiring! love the grunge :)

Bea said...

How facinating. I just love the texture of your pages. Beautiful colors. :)Bea

Kerin said...

If only I could hold this just for a moment! Quite a brilliant and inspiring piece Seth!!!

Corrine said...

Fantastic, I'd love to be able to hold it and look at it close up. The textures are very visually satisfying.

Maj said...

WOW! Love it!

binelectric said...

this pages look really interesting. i like how you use different materials.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I would dearly love to be standing next to you, Seth, so that I could see exactly the processes you use to create such exciting pieces of work.

Margaret said...

very you Seth, love it! I can just imagine how this is to handle, so many layers and texures, superb!

Kim said...

This looks an amazing book, have followed the collaboration with interest. I love the cover(?) piece one of my favs from this collaboration. Great pages Seth. Lots of depth.

lyle baxter said...

the preview makes one want to see all! you all will have to have your own show! thanks for tempting us. lyle

Gillian McMurray said...

Fabulous work. Really love the front cover. Very yummy.

redorgrayart said...

your use of grays and touches of blue are really nice on these pages of creative collaboration

~Barb~ said...

WOW! I don't know what else to say but WOW! Talk about gorgeous. Really fabulous, Seth!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Fantastic book, Seth! Love the textures!

Rita vindedzis said...

Amazing work. There is so much depth and texture, very nice!

trudi said...

S T U N N I N G

Marie said...

Great name for your book & signature style. A true feast for the eyes. Love it!

layers said...

Oh my gosh! I love this book with all the textures, subdued colors and text-- letters and numbers and so forth--- all up my alley. And it is so thick. I have been thinking about starting a book on my upcoming trip to Kyoto Japan and yours has given me some encouragement.

Karin Bartimole said...

These pages you've done are quite rich Seth. I can only imagine how fabulous the book is - the colors, all that gorgeous texture, the small details to draw in the eye... I wanna touch!!

Marie-Aimée said...

wow there are fantastic creation

Stephanie said...

your pages look like an old wall with layers and layers of ads and notices...revealed.

really wonderful!

Mar said...

the textural feast on the page draws you right in...and using the minimal text to bring the story out over the pages..perfect...not to much...or little

balanced!

if i saw this book closed...not see anything but the sides of the pages ...the warpy/ distressed pages would be calling me...
LOUD...
i would knock everyone to the side to get to it..

luthien said...

wow!!! what beauties!!!

Mary Green said...

What can I say that hasn't been said? This is simply, gorgeously, amazing. I really enjoy just looking at your work; I wish I could touch it too.

alteredbits said...

soooo fabulous! i just love the new pages, seth! i also adore how "ten" is circled in content, with a 10 below it. i really do wish i could touch that book and feel all of the amazing texture.

azirca said...

Magnificent! The enlarged view is a must to appreciate all of the layers of texture in your pages. I think that I could stare at them for hours and yet still find something that was hidden at first look.
I'd love to see this in person, I bet it's even more fabulous!

HeartFire said...

just stunning textures, love those pieces...

oneartistjournal said...

Very very enticing and yummily textured pages..I love these...the side photo of the journals is awesome...So glad I came to visit...Orly

BT said...

What a great idea. Your book leaves me breathless.

Jill said...

This work is brilliant in all senses of the word. It has such intensity through your it's intricate layers, texture, internal design and words. Just beautiful!

Julie Prichard said...

Enlarging every picture, absorbing details. Awesome!

Brian K said...

Seth! The text and texture is amazing! So complex! I love it!!!

steph said...

amazing journal work...as usual seth!

Leslie said...

Oh boy! I love all the layers and colors and textures. You sure have developed a distinctive style. I'd know your work anywhere!

sf said...

Lucky me, getting to see your book in the flesh!

Lynn said...

my eyes can feel the roughness of these pages...i can feel the texture of each element...even the paint feels rough and good...of course i love the stitches you make to hold things on and together...i relate to the sewing of threads to boards and fibers, twigs, etc...the words shout out and off the page...making me wonder about the story...colors meld together so well...how do you find time to do this and respond to your many, many admirers? i love looking at all your work Seth.

ArtPropelled said...

Oh wow! I zoomed in to take a closer look and your work is just amazing.

Veronica Funk said...

If you check my blog tomorrow afternoon(August 26) I have a little something for you.

Lani Gerity said...

My word, this is beautiful!

Chris said...

Seth, you just amaze me.

Kelly Jeanette said...

wow, Seth! I really love your book. My fingers are itching to hold it.

Karen Cole said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

One can tell you are a city guy, for sure. So much urban influence.

I posted about my D. P.

laurel said...

Wonderful! So many great textures.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

OMG Seth this book is to die for, awesome, thanks for sharing.

Poetic Artist said...

You are so involved and I am so full of envy..Even tho I know should not be..It would be so nice to be in a location where so much is going on instead of being stuck in the country side of AL..I love the texture and I want to make hand made books..Yet to read and understand is not me..I have to see it being done and then I need that little bit of Help! LOl.
thank you for always inspiring.
Katelen

nancy neva gagliano said...

wonderful to discover lynne perrella..i'm into her site, and discovering so much.....as always, thank YOUuuuuuuuuuu.

mansuetude said...

Amazing...love the stray threads, and the all use of good power words; IT is happening for U here!!!!

Christine said...

this book is just gorgeous! I love this universe... Thank you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Texture, depth, color, and layers. What more could you want? This spread is simply over the top!!