Thursday, February 4, 2010

By the Seaside, Musing


The Inner Works reveal continues. You can see the first two posts here and here.


Today I begin a series of posts showing the pages I completed in the other artists' books. The approach I used for each was based on the book's theme, as well as the style and feel of the pages that were already completed when I received each book. I also decided to try to use this project as a way of stretching myself, so I chose to create pages that I felt were stylistically different for each book. As always, click each pic to enlarge.

Rita Vindedzis - Gifts from the Sea





The ocean speaks in shades of blue.
Distant. Constant. Ever true.
Horizon line is now in view.
The full moon shouts "I am too."

Open your eyes. You need to see.
The boundless waves. The energy.
Waste not. Want not. Try to be.
For all to share. Gifts from the sea.

24 comments:

ArtSnark said...

wonderful composition & color!

TechnoBabe said...

The colors are awesome. Love the poem too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, these are wonderful. I especially love "Gifts." It has so much meaning and beauty, all within many layers of color and beauty.

Jacky said...

You have really captured the vivid colours and essence of the sea.

Wonderful pages. I love how you use blue/turquoise.

Jacky xox

Lawendula said...

What I like most about all your work (and this one is only a very lucid example of that) is the "voice" behind the pictures and words, that is both strong and innocent. It has something very childlike and yet so self-confident and wise.
Great colors!

Brian K said...

Amazing Sethisms! Just beautiful. I was wondering in your book Elements what adhesive did you use to attach the metal parts? Or are they wired to the book? Thanks!

In fact... My friend Orly Avineri and I have started using the term more "More Seth" when we think a piece or journal entry needs more grungy, rusty feel.

Bill Evertson said...

This promises to be an interesting series, since collaborating on a work in progress usually moves the starting place for us. But like you say, it stretches us as artists. Nice work on this piece.

Coastcard said...

Blue is the colo[u]r!

Great artwork, Seth. I love it - and the poem, too. I find the sea irresistible, and spend many hours gazing upon it!

For me, Lawendula has perhaps said it all...

lisa_crofts said...

all that yummy yummy blue thank god there are no calories and that deliciousness.

faerwillow said...

~stunning and tranquil..."open your eyes...you need to see" words that resonate within me...if only more would do the same...to be aware of such beauty that surrounds them...beautiful work...brightest blessings~

Sherry said...

love the visual and written art

La Dolce Vita said...

love your color choice!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

your blues really speak to me Seth ... always and the combinations you create are so rich and wonderful!

thinking of the sea surrounded here in VA by snow with LOTS more on the way this weekend!
oxo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your words are much like the waves of our oceans and seas. The colors are so gentle caressing the soul of the viewers and readers...I realize I need to get back to the magic of the mother earth's healing waters. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jill Zaheer said...

Great post for your wonderful pages in Rita's book! Love your collaborative poem as well! Alas,it's even more vivid seen in person!

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

I have never been close to the sea... the colors and the poem really pull at me!

Jasmine said...

Such pretty pictures. Is the verse at the end yours? xJ

lynne h said...

my eyes are smiling, seth. : )

xo

mansuetude said...

beautiful

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is so lovely and moving- I can't wait for you to post the rest of the series!

sondra said...

it has all been said before me, these are wonderful - colors, composition, poetry. thank you.

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous pages! These colors are
captivating! They really speake to me.

alteredbits said...

these are just gorgeous, seth! i love the alignment of the blue and brown on the last image. all are fantastic!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Seth, I love your project! What a way with words you have and the art is amazing.....thank you for sharing.