Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Next Stop: Ephemera



Sometimes road trips take place through the streets and sometimes they take place travelling through cyberspace. So we interrupt our regularly scheduled posting about my new discoveries on the road to share with you one from the blogospshere. Marty Weil has a fascinating blog called Ephemera.

His love of all things paper is instantly clear from his postings. His focus is on collectible, vintage paper items such as letters, newspapers, advertisements, photographs, and the like. He also posts interviews with people who have some sort of connection with ephemera and/or paper. And I am happy to tell you that he has just posted an interview with me. Click here to go straight to the interview and click here for the general link to his blog.

Thanks for the opportunity Marty!

20 comments:

Bea said...

Seth, what a WONDERFUL interview. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it but I have to tell you what I really enjoyed was seeing your face. What a kind face you have.
Grammybea says you can tell a lot about a person from their eyes. :)
I had to laugh when you said you found it hard sometimes to use what you had collected. When that happens to me I remind myself that there is plenty more of something else, out there to find.
Great interview. :)Bea

Paula said...

WOndrful interview, and many thanks for introducing me to yet another wonderful blog!

layers said...

another coincidence--- I just did a post on the seduction of paper.
great interview-- many of your answers could have been my answers.

Jill said...

Congratulations on this terrific interview with Marty Weil- opening another door for us to learn about what inspires you, your thoughts, and how you communicate your connection to the world around you through your mixed media art work. Your love of found objects and papers which you incorporate into your art is so evident in all of you pieces- building layer upon layer of textures with so many different materials - all of which are so unique to each one of your creations. It may not be your road show, but it's certainly our road show of you! And for that, a huge thank you!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I felt as if I was sitting n the room listening to your voice as you answered so eloquently your determination to make the visible even more available to the eyes and hopefully the hearts of others. I am a collector ...some would say I am a pack rat and I do so love the process of collecting design elements to incorporate into my focus and while I am often working alone I feel that I have many muses to guide my hands. So many precious and sacred aspects of our lives are hidden in plain sight. Artists have a way to bring the light into the room that is often filled with chaos and crazy movement. Standing still is essential to my process and frustrating as it might be ...it seems to work for me. Marty did a great job. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

MrCachet said...

I liked what you said about using eBay, Seth - and I hope you didn't take my laugh as anything other than sharing a bit of humor. I have a love-hate relationship with eBay myself. I like being able to put my fingers on a piece of paper before I buy it. I haven't had a bad experience yet, but I'm pretty selective. I just thought that being a NYC resident you'd have access to more than you'll ever find on eBay.

Great interview! Marty's blog is one I follow on an almost daily basis - just like I do yours!

Jeb said...

Nice write up!

Poetic Artist said...

What a great interview, Thanks for another blog.. I see you are having a wonderful trip.
Katelen

Marty Weil said...

Thanks for your wonderful responses to my questions, Seth. It was a joy to interview you, and I'm very happy that your loyal and friendly readers have taken time to visit my blog as a result.

Mary Buek said...

Great interview and so nice to see what you look like at last. Another interesting blog to watch, also.

Marilyn said...

Loved your interview. True isn't it that so many people don't "get" "mixed media". I could really relate to having to explain it. As you suggested, a picture is worth a 1000 words!! Your "pictures" are so much fun.

Dawn said...

Hey, Seth! Thanks for the Inspiration Station link! You rock! I really wish you were going to Journalfest...Maybe next year!

nancy neva gagliano said...

hi, again.....i think i should be retracing your road trip with a video camera...another art21 installment in the making. so good to see mark bradford was awared the MacArthur Fellowship. how exciting...
great interview..i'll follow "ephemera" too. ciao 4 now.

alteredbits said...

what a fantastic interview, seth! and thank you so much for the link to the ephemera blog. i hadn't seen it previously and know i'll now be hooked!

Kim said...

Great interview Seth. There's so much in there that resonates here, the texture and paper love, collecting of found items, (read that as scouring other people's junk, LOL), but the question of 'What sort of art do you do?', well that was a clincher. I get that here too all the time and myself, have also found the only way for others to develop an understanding of the idea is to show them. Love it when the message hits home and they light up. Finally... a shared understanding!

La Dolce Vita said...

yes, well.... that one question, "what kind of art do you do?" there is that one moment when they glaze over and I think...I would like to PAINT that expression! you know?????

viv said...

what a great interview seth, i can totally relate ;)

Kathy McCreedy said...

Hi Seth! Congratulations, great interview... I really enjoyed learning more about you and your method of making your art. And who knew you were so cute!!! Sorry, didn't mean to make you blush... glad to see your successes, couldn't happen to a nicer guy. And thank you for your very kind, supportive comments of late... I needed that! xoxo, K.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I'm glad this life comes with a few good tour guides. You're one of them. I have a few of you guides that I can always count on to show me the spectacular things I'd probably miss without their help. The Ephemera link was full of vintage spectacular.

Debrina said...

Seth - you're hot! What a fabulous photo! The interview was the best I've read yet, of any artist in blogland. Well done for answering Marty's fantastic series of questions with an equally fantastic array of profoundly moving and intelligent answers. A real treat!