Thursday, February 18, 2010

Branch Out


Collaborations continue. Bridgette, Jen, and I continue to create.


This project, along with my other collaborations, challenges me, pushes me, and inspires me.


Working with others and seeing their creations up close and personal provides an energy that acts as high octane fuel.


My most recent page in Bridgette's book:

37 comments:

Lynn said...

You have such a wonderful eye for texture and color. I wish you'd list your "ingrediants"...lol I have such curiosity about each element used. And some I can't quite identify.

Christy said...

I love the overall mood of this page Seth. Is the tree a transfer? Beautiful.

Jen said...

Yum! :)
Beautifully balanced and clean, Seth. Kudos!

Toni said...

The tree that grows in branchburg,nj perhaps? love the texture and no snow! lyle ps I'm playing store keeper today

Mary said...

Seth, this is gorgeous - love the tree! Transfer? Embossed? How the heck did you do that?

Jill Z said...

What a beautiful page. A total textural nature filled carnival!

Erin in Morro Bay said...

OK, how did you do the blue background - or is it a trade secret? Marvelous piece.
Erin

Lisa said...

Beautiful composition! the blue background looks like a rubber rug pad. Is the fabulous tree a stamp? It seems unanimous...how about a secret sunday where you divulge?

Sherry said...

what is that blue? I feel like I should recognize it.
again, watch out cuz I'm gonna find where y'all live and steal all these books
your work has such depth and emotion

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love that tree Seth, especially as it sits on your signature blue.

angryparsnip said...

I would love to know how do you display the books ?
Sitting so one can open and look or on a stand and every few days or so you turn the pages ?
Really thought this page beautiful.
cheers, parsnip

Thespa McLaughlin said...

That is gorgeous! I love those colors.

dosfishes said...

Wow, the texture in this is gorgeous,
paint and wax? And the tree an branch, so composed. Very zen...

La Dolce Vita said...

just gorgeous work, and the tree is magical... transfer? wax and paint? ingredients.... please????

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Seth is this encaustic applications? The mood emits a solemn witnessing "branching out" metaphors. You are all so generous with this collaboration! I do see a published art book in your future! The colors are so calm and luscious and the tree is an iconic image the world can respond to. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Bill Evertson said...

Looks like it's all been said, but I'll say it again - very nice Seth; your textures are masterful. But reveal all your trade secret? Hold a few in reserve.

MrCachet said...

The tree looks almost 3D... Wonderful stuff!

Marie-Aimée said...

"just" gorgeous

Judith Stadler said...

Just wonderful! a kind of Asian-African fusion feeling. Always inspiring to see your work.

Amelia said...

These images make me want to go and make an artists book and fill the pages. I wish I had more time in the day sometimes *sigh*

Thanks for sharing.

Amelia.x

Christine O'Brien said...

Love the texture and color in this. The tree reminds me of one that was outside my kitchen window when I was a kid...I would just stare at it and watch the light move around...focusing in on different parts of it...just like your work!

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm love your finished piece the feel of it is perfect.

I found that when we moved out to a place surrounded or cocooned in trees it has changed my art! I'm still doing mixed media and altered but now geared toward nature. So you can see why this piece hit my heart string so hard:>)

rebeca said...

very nice, can you describe your techniques? or is that a SECRET?

Curio said...

Perfection!

alteredbits said...

oh seth! i just absolutely adore this! i was so giddy when i first laid my eyes upon it and abruptly scrolled to the bottom of your post (before reading) to find your etsy link and snatch it right it if it was still there. i just LOVE this! i will say that it is definitely one of my favorites of your amazing contributions to the art world, which is saying a lot since you know i adore all of your your work so much. VERY well done!!

Leslie said...

Love this Seth! I'm going to jump on the wagon: How did you deal with the plaster pages? Is the tree a stamp, a transfer? Did you use encaustic?

Nice work. Do you all have a separate blog where you share photos of the books? Show us more!

Marilyn said...

Incredible color and texture.

neva gagliano said...

this SPEAKS TO ME...but of course. it's a beautiful piece, for all the reasons folks have mentioned.
makes me think of OUR arch, branching out.
i'll have to head out NEXT winter, in a BLIZZARD to catch it covered in snow.

Kim said...

Great composition Seth! This really is wonderful! I love the whole idea of branching out.I agree with Lisa, how about a Seth how to on this one? It seems everyone wants to know how you put this one together. Great background material for texture, looks like some sort of open weave canvas? You really should consider some online classes, I get the idea that they would be very popular you know:)

fheathermoore said...

Oh these are beautiful Seth! The type of work shown would fit in perfect with my Creative Textile class. I have to create a work of art (canvas based) which will incorporate textiles, and I have decided to go multi-layered. Would love to know the secret here!

Fran Meneley said...

Hey Seth - Love where you took this. The sky blue and the rust - really striking, with a gentle quality. Secret Sunday continues to be such a revelation and great way to connect with the "tribe" - well done. xo fran

Danielle said...

The depth and texture are delicious!! The fibers, and the pieces are delightful to find! It is like looking for treasure in every piece you do.

I'll be back tomorrow for secret Sunday!

ArtSnark said...

oooh - gorgeous color & texture (as always!)

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Seth, another beautiful page, this one moody and mystical... the elegance of a tree's branches... roxanne

Chris said...

exciting!! LOOK at that tree. You make me happy. Isn't is cool how others inspire us to bigger and better realizations of our selves? You do that.

Monica said...

gorgeous...love the feel of this and am wondering if this 'page' is a separate work that you are incorporating into a book, or if the page already existed (in a journal, etc...) and you crafted onto it? either way, it rocks.

vivian said...

love the colour seth :) and everything else..