Friday, November 20, 2009

Handcrafted







"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art”
Leonardo da Vinci



Handbook continued...

39 comments:

Bea said...

I love both quotes and of course your gorgeous work. :)Bea

Jacky said...

Wonderful, wherever do you come up with all of these hands???
Love "she offered him her hand".

Jacky xox

Dianne said...

Wow, too cool for words.

Jill said...

Gorgeous! Love the outreaching hand, your selected phrases, contrasting browns and blue hues and layers of contrasting framing- especially the one with words underneath- a brilliant treasure!

Brian K said...

Simply beautiful! More!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

spectacular! this book is just stunning!

Kelly Kilmer said...

*breathtaking*

Ontheroad said...

Intriguing and inviting.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I love how you showed snippets of each element on the page and then the whole thing.I especially like the hands shaking down the bottom. What a good find! I find it interesting that you work in blues so often, it's quite cool and aloof yet inviting at the same time!

Julie said...

Raise your hands in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care...

Somehow your choice of words fits better.. LOL

Looking great over here!

lyle baxter said...

seth, as ever your work is fascinating! my first thought when I saw the hand coming out of the keyhole was "drowning and I dont have the key!"I love both of the pics lyle





















































'drowning and I dont have the key! love both pics! lyle

Kerin said...

How wondrously cool is this!!! I find myself waving back at the little hand on top. This is one gorgeous page alright!

*jean* said...

fabulous!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

You have earned another hand from me! Your hand book, what a great play on words, and art!

Chris said...

I really adore how your work pulls right back to the past while also staying edgy and witty.


I gotta hand it to you.

AHAAHAAHHH!!!

okay.

JeriAnn said...

This is definitely "swoon-worthy," Seth. All of your work is great but this stopped me in my tracks. Love it!

~Barb~ said...

Every piece of yours that I look at just mesmerizes me. I can look at them for ages and each piece just makes my soul happy. Love this one, mucho!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~
http://craft-therapy.blogspot.com

donnaj said...

awesome!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Leonardo is a favorite of mine and when you study his drawing marks you feel yourself being drawn into the papers or paintings. I can hardly wait to see what will be unveiled in the next journal page. I see hands everywhere now...I study the smallness of a child's hand up to the aged wizened hands of my older friends who make art. You have opened a new awareness to the preciousness in the gifts we posses in our hands. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Leonardo is a favorite of mine and when you study his drawing marks you feel yourself being drawn into the papers or paintings. I can hardly wait to see what will be unveiled in the next journal page. I see hands everywhere now...I study the smallness of a child's hand up to the aged wizened hands of my older friends who make art. You have opened a new awareness to the preciousness in the gifts we posses in our hands. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen

Karin Bartimole said...

so very fantastic Seth!!

ArtPropelled said...

This must have been such an exciting project. I can see how your imagination could gallop in all directions. There are so many possibilities and you've really run ... er..galloped with it. Well done Seth. The beauty of blogging is that we get to share each step. No wonder I'm hooked.

Annie said...

Love this post. I'm intrigued by the first little hand and how it can be seen as reaching out to pull us in or pleading to be pulled out of there. Smiling over breakfast....A

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Of course I would have to be gone all day today and just now had the chance to see this next offering in your Hands book. I keep thinking you can't top the previous page, but you sure do each time!! The hands are simply incredible.

Karen Cole said...

This is quite a book. How deep is it at this point? Sometimes I wish I could figure out a way to slip a page out and hang it up on it's own. Wouldn't that be great?

BT said...

Fabulous artwork Seth and super appropriate quotes too.

steven said...

fabulous and extremely cool. there's beautiful detail in this work. steven

Crystal said...

Love the Da Vinci quote, Seth. Had to steal it for my facebook status today.
Love the art even more ~ it's always a treat to stop by your blog!
Crystal

julie Haymaker thompson said...

What an amzing strong piece!!!

nancy neva gagliano said...

right on, da Vinci and mr. apter!
the art we love is filled with that spirit! reach out the hand, open the heart! ease the mind.

Marie said...

Love every element in this piece. I am curious...how long does it take for you to finish a collage like this one? Is it mostly intuitive or do you play around with the composition for a spell before it "gels?" (Which it does & beautifully.) What strike me about your work is that it always looks "inevitable" to me. (Good art always does, which is one of my barometers.)
Good luck with your secrets manana!

Mar said...

your gorgeous blue page found it new home...lovely spread...
and book moves on...
:)
(yes you can sing that to sunny and cher)
lol

Studio Sylvia said...

Love the colours and the attention to detai, Seth.

Laura said...

This becomes more wondrous with each stage. Thank you for sharing it with us, Seth.

Lisa said...

This is so wonderfully tactile... the hands, the textures. The blue background is just stunning...so bold, yet pulls all the elements together. Magnificient.

Leslie said...

Your handbook continues to delight me!

azirca said...

I love how the hand is reaching out and the quote is perfect.

Trudi Sissons said...

Hi Seth - Another wonderful page!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

How I wish I could take a class from you some day. Your work is amazing. And Secret Sunday was great!