Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hand Made



I continue to work away on Handbook...



adding some rusty found objects...



to give it a little depth...



to tell the story of the page...



to add layers to the book...



to fill the binding...



and to spread the idea...made by hand!

40 comments:

Bea said...

Lucky me! I take a break this afternoon and see that you have posted and wowowser, I get to see that beautiful book. I love the image behind the rusty ring. Love the layers and texture and wish I could run my hand over the pages. :)Bea

The Artist Within Us said...

Now I regret having tossed away part of a rusty license plate, as I do love rust for its colour and texture but felt it was too fragile.

Seeing these objects connected and given another life is wonderful and I cannot wait to peak inside the pages.

As always Seth, your work inspires and stimulates the mind and the senses.

Have a wonderful day.
Egmont

MrCachet said...

YES!!! 'In' without knocking! The vertical hand appears to be a door knocker, Seth. Just the way it seems to me. Beautiful. One of these days I'll get a chance to see one of your books in person, but your photos do it some justice, regardless.

Lawendula said...

I love these hands. But Svea would prefer the rusty things.
I've made a rusty Mary today, as a digital collage.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40420677@N06/4035118688/

diane said...

Lovely spread indeed!

Jo Archer said...

A truly stunning piece of work Seth.

Debrina said...

Extraordinary, Seth. How much do you want for it? Lol! (as if I could possibly afford a Seth creation...). But oneday, maybe...

Lynn said...

So beautiful Seth. Made by wonderful hands.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Whoa Whoa Whoa !!! i hav never experience using rusty object before for my works. Really love this cover.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

'Hand'some book Seth! I love the your colour pallete and many layers. This must be such a joy to worl/play in.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Oh Seth this is just a luscious treat for the spirit...well done especially with the rusty circles of faith inviting the viewer to come closer and inspect the visible gifts. Egmont should never have had thrown that rusty license plate ...it sounds wonderful! You are having a great journey with this Handbook excursion. You delight me with your insightful use of materials that often have a story in themselves...Bravo! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Paula said...

Thank you for this; after a rough day, I lost myself in your photographs.

La Dolce Vita said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, love the rusty bit with face and all the details are charming.

jill said...

What a treasure book to cherish. The ornaments, rich colors and layers are all like a beautifully wrapped gift. Love the way your book is unfolding. The artistic process of watching it being created is like a story being read to us. One page at a time- slowly revealing what's to come next- keeping us mezmerized.!

Kim said...

Gorgeous rusty effects here Seth, the book is coming along wonderfully, but truthfully I expected nothing less! Love that face under the washer? Now have you rusted paper here or done something else because the effect is great! Love the appearances of the little hands throughout too.

Christine said...

wow. I love the book, and the rusty objects. That little wooden hand there is adorable :-)
Just beautiful work!

Commuter's Journal said...

So much texture and depth. Your book strikes me almost as sculpture -- a multi-dimensional exploration. Beautiful! -- JeriAnn

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This book is really progressing nicely. The rusty circle is a perfect addition to the hand.

The thickness of this book amazes me. It lays so flat, even though it is thick. That really blows me away!

ArtPropelled said...

That last image, in particular, has me drooling.

steph said...

seth this is AWEsome! i love the found objects
dimension
texture
concept
direction..
yep, pretty much love it all! breath.taking as always!!
(p.s.. TY for your comments!)

Dayna Collins said...

So much of what I love: hands, paint, a book, and rusty things!

Julie said...

RICH! Found objects have never looked so beautiful!

noye studios said...

These are beautiful! There's nothing better than rusty objects. I see I'm not the only one who walks with their head down looking for art supplies ;-)

A rambling rose said...

I'd love to rummage at your place Seth!! What finds there must be! a wonderful work!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

ooo the rusty bits make it so rich, the face looking out is super, it's all brilliant!
what gallery will this book be shown in :)

Kelly Jeanette said...

Loving it, Seth, especially the rusty parts.

BLACK AND WHITE said...

These are beautiful! Love the layers and the rusty plate! Thanks for sharing!

Marit said...

Spreading the ideas... that's what you do Seth! Have a nice weekend!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous Seth! Did I witness the beginning stages of this beautiful book during the summer?

The rust is awesome!

Jacky said...

These rusted pieces....the washer with the image behind, the decomposing metal and those wonderful hands...love this book!

laurel said...

Lots of rusty yumminess!! Awesome book. Wonderful layers and texture.

azirca said...

Ooh rusty goodies... fabulous eye candy!

Karen Cole said...

Great job, Seth. Would love to turn those pages one day. The photos are great but doing the actual page turning yourself is glorious.

The beautiful simplicity of your compositions is mind boggling. You do it so well.

Renee Howell said...

oh my goodness, goodness, goodness! very big sigh....how nice the rust!

Evangeline said...

This book is exciting! I love the rust. Love seeing how it is coming together.

Terry Rafferty said...

Stunning Seth - what can I add that the others haven't already said? I just want to touch every bit of it....

alteredbits said...

every time i see this book i fall more and more in love. you are doing such a phenomenal job, seth! such inspiration and beauty!

*jean* said...

your book is amazing!! beautiful work, seth!

rivergardenstudio said...

Seth... your book is becoming more beautiful with each addition... Roxanne

Gwen Buchanan said...

glimpses into your world and your emotional response to it... tells so much about you... very deep