Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Shine On

I continue to be creatively challenged in my collaboration with Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Jen Worden. We each have created our own structure that is being passed between us multiple times. My own work in my own contribution, Contexture, can be seen here and here.

My most recent work on Shine, Jen's metal sheets: front, back and details:



Clear Moon - Cool Breeze




Star Shine - Heart Beat



Materials used on this piece include found metal objects, repurposed metal, slate, metal tags, beads, linen thread, rub on letters, acrylic paint.

Earlier work I completed on Jen's metal sheets:






You can see all six metal pages that have been completed so far by going to this post on Jen's blog.

39 comments:

lynne h said...

NICE, seth!!!

Lawendula said...

Great stuff and the title is just what I needed today! :) (Haven't seen the sun since 2 weeks)

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

What an intriquing piece you've created Seth! I love the natural colours of the weathered pieces, your wire binding and they way the background can been seen through. Jen's a lucky blogger!

Annie said...

Toughly beautiful. I can still see them when I close my eyes.

azirca said...

I saw Jen's post about your collaboration... it's fantastic! The depth of colour and texture that you have created on the circular piece of slate is just beautiful.

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Hi Seth,

Lovely results of your collaboration! You know what? About 25 years ago I was living on another caribbean island, where there was hardly any material available in the art field. I frequented a far away, abandoned area where old,heavy equipment lay rusting in the salty air, and of course several parts shattered everywhere around. I took home lots of them and created my 'mobiles', just for decoration of our porch. Your peaces remind me of those early 'works' of mine, and I still love it!
Regina, SXM

Gillian McMurray said...

It's an inspiration to see your collaborative projects. The beauty of working with others is that it can take you in new directions. The new piece is great.

MrCachet said...

They look Oriental. Very cool. And by the way Seth --- I haven't forgotten. I just haven't been at my desk for the past week!

Sherry said...

very cool Seth
now they'll add to this?

ArtPropelled said...

Eish! As they say in South Africa when expressing surprise, wonder ... or outrage. Eish, this is amazingly wonderful!

neva gagliano said...

eish, and GEEZE!! and oomPAH, and you're so busy...what kind of coffee do you drink?
ah, the verification word tells all, you're in the "FLOWYE"!!

Evangeline said...

This collaboration is just fascinating. What wonderful work!

Karin Bartimole said...

Just so yummy!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in LOVE. Rust is pure heaven and your design is out of this world.

Trudy Callan said...

What a great idea to do a collaboration. How fun. It is so fascinating and interesting. I contribution is very good.

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

Another wonderful collaberative art idea. I love how you guys get together. The book I viewed on her blog made me so wish I could play like this! A metal book... how remarkable!

Kim said...

Wonderful grunge textures and colours! I love watching how these collaborative efforts develop, and how each person adds that small something that contributes to the whole and takes it to another place entirely.

JonesMoore said...

LOVE what's happening with this piece!

Rita vindedzis said...

These are great Seth. I'm going to name you the collaboration king! :-)

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Seth, there are so nice & 'juicy' !!
What a a fun and creative group you are in !

Bea said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. :)Bea

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I agree with Bea...these are amazingly gorgeous. How many trades ot turns do the three artists plan to make in this collaborative work? I have some special rusty treasures outside in the elements as I speak...I honestly do not know what I will do or do I have a plan but I am drawn to this "cooking on the back burner" approach to my mixed assemblages. You are inspiring me to stop and pick up a few more design elements. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Debrina said...

Love it - everything looks like it was meant to just "fit"...your circle and cross symbolism is such a strong one with you...I am going to be quite presumptious here and ask you what it is about this symbol that so appeals?

Gaby Bee said...

I agree with everyone else, really great stuff! This collaboration is gorgeous.

La Dolce Vita said...

love this heavy metal work!

joyfulploys said...

Love the rust! These pieces are great!
Mary

Curio said...

Fabulous work! Metal work...very interesting!

Michelle said...

Great work. I love the rusty pieces; they add such depth.

Carol said...

Absolutely fascinating blog, Seth, and I'll be back to keep reading and admiring your work and that of others. Greetings from Sydney, Australia (where it's very, very hot!)

jill Z said...

All of your work never stops shining! Love your selection of Jo Horswill's post on her dad's book find!

TechnoBabe said...

Really nice art work. Different and rugged. Like it very much. Glad I wandered over here.

layers said...

I love these pieces with the circles -- looks like they radiate out with feeling and meaning-- your collaborations are working out very well.

ArtSnark said...

very cool. Some great textures & contrast

Marit said...

Wow... I adore the piece with the red can (lid?) It just pops off the screen! I'm into colours at the moment... have a nice weekend Seth!

Joy Logan said...

Just an amazing book I saw Jens site also!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Wonderful inspiring work!

Carolyn

Dale said...

this is fanastic. I have so enjoyed following your and jen's blogs to see the development of this project. So very exciting, piece by piece!!!

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Seth, I love reading your secret sundays so much, but I am so awestruck by your work on the metal sheets! The care and details of each piece are so filled with your love of art, and your intuition for your own unique designs. Have a wonderful Sunday! Roxanne

Leslie said...

Oh, this is yummy! I love the work you guys are doing!