Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Collepilogue Part 2

Continuing the reveal, this is the second in a series of posts highlighting the results of Inner Works, the altered book collaboration I participated in with Jill, Veronica, Rita, Roxanne, and our host Supria. You can see the first post of the reveal here and experience the whole journey on our group blog Inner Works.


My book cover was designed with found metal objects, torn and altered paper, ripped fabric, rusty wire, a tintype, and a rough metal hinge...all in keeping with my theme Distressed Elements.




It took one year to receive my book back and it was bursting at the binding. In fact, it was so filled that it was difficult to capture the spreads in photographs.


I started my book with a one page spread, creating two pages that were inspired by my theme.




Each of the participating artists interpreted the theme in such unique and personal ways.

Veronica:






Supria:




Roxanne:



Rita:




Jill:






Sign-In Page:


Each of the participants will be posting their own books on their own blogs in the coming weeks. Click on their links in the first paragraph of this post. And check back on The Altered Page later this week to see more of Inner Works.

45 comments:

layers said...

This really does showcase, highlight and reinforce the truth that every artist is unique, different and have their own personal strengths and designs-- all very strong in this collaboration.

Brian K said...

This is such an incredible collaboration Seth! The pages are stunning!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your gentle styles and techniques meld together in such a harmonious orchestra of rich textures and images. I would have to believe that this year long collaboration has to be published in a collaborative book...it is so inspiring to all who would be able to share this vision. I am serious that this is a way to find another way to pay for your art supplies and daily living as a productive and gracious artist. This poetic book could almost write itself as each of your dialogue your sacred process...the only thin left to do is add a musical score :o). Thank you for sharing in detail this process. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

my word verification word is wolif...so ironic how I am researching the behaviors of canis lupus..my constant companion my wolf.

Jill Z said...

I just love your whole book, how you are posting about it and the display of all our artwork together! Look forward to seeing everyone's posts of their books-again, each with our own style, presentation and theme for our books! So much to look forward to!!

Whisperings 13 said...

It really is a stunning collaboration Seth! You must be so pleased! and a whole year! you must have been on pins and needles the whole time! I get antsy with work out of my sight for six weeks! LOL- I can imagine you have poured over every page numerous times, discovering some new truth with every viewing. Kudos.
Tracey

Lawendula said...

Great work!
My fav page is the one with the photo in the strings. But they are all wonderful and intriguing.
And I see you've got the same problem as I have when taking pictures of an altered book, one can hardly open the pages anymore!

DancesWithPitBulls said...

I was in a similar journal exchange. I love my book and I know how much you must love yours. Looking forward to more about it.

femminismo said...

Love that one: Remember this - anything can happen. Yes!

lynne h said...

it's beautiful seth, and full of voices. i feel like every page speaks with the voice of its creator.

Annie said...

I'm imagining how heavy it would feel in my hands if I was l turning the pages right now...Such an inspiring post. Thanks.

Jo Archer said...

Absolutely beautiful Seth. You may have just given me back my muse!

ArtPropelled said...

A feast for the eyes! Just wish I could look at it face to face.

shirley Ende-Saxe said...

Spectacular! What an inspiration.

ooglebloops said...

It is amazing what has transpired in a year of travel!!! It's a wonder-full compilation!!! I like the library card listing all the participants too!!

lyle baxter said...

seth, I can imagine how excited you were when your book returned home. so much to see. and as it turns out all of it fascinating. thanks for showing us! lyle

Gaby Bee said...

This is such a gorgeous collaboration. A feast for the eyes! I would love to hold these pages in my hands and take in all the lil details...

Lisa said...

This is such a terrific combination of styles and layers. I adore what you've done with the assemblage on the cover..with the tin type on the flip side and then there's that fabulous string you use..again...what is that stuff called?!;)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Just showing bits of the books... yet it is clear they re different flavors, nice! -Jayne

Karin Bartimole said...

Wow Seth, these are absolutely gorgeous, rich, and inspiring! Sure wish I could touch and page through them each!!

noye studios said...

Wow! This book is A-MAZE-ING!!! What a treasure you have!

Jen said...

Oh my! Scrumpdillyump! Jill's work in particular resonated w/me. Off to check out all the other artists' sites.

NuminosityBeads said...

I can almost hear the pages crackle upon opening. What a treasure of a collaboration and an inspiration.

Marie said...

I have several "round robin" books that I've participated in and I'm always amazed at how the artists rise above and beyond their own expectations. The combined energies are exciting and contagious, as your fabulous book reveals.
(I have tried my hand at "disintegrating" elements & several of my efforts have turned into mud!
Sigh. To get art from detritus is difficult at best.)

Kerin said...

It's not possible to drink in all the beauty of these pages in one visit. Every one speaks to me and I thank you for sharing.

Leslie said...

Very cool! I love the theme and the work of each artist. What a treasure!

La Dolce Vita said...

absolutely AMAZING work!

Judith Stadler said...

This is such an exquisite book! Art like this just lifts my spirits. I can only hope that some day I will have the opportunity to collaborate on such a project.

Rita vindedzis said...

Very Nice!!! Six artists, six different styles, one year. It all works so nicely to make one great book.

Thespa McLaughlin said...

This is great! I wish I knew some creative people like this to do a collaboration with, I would love to work with some other artists on something. It's my style, love the rust and the textures. Just awesome you all did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing, have a happy day!

TechnoBabe said...

The results are one of a kind mind blowing art!!

Debrina said...

You have totally pushed all teh right boundaries here, Seth!!!

Deborah said...

What a great project! So many unique styles!

Carmen said...

absoultely beautiful!!!

mansuetude said...

this shows an amazing amount of giving... and caring and creativity.

have to say that sign in sheet is my heart's idea of wonderful... like the old library cards or something...

wonderful!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOW I am speechless!!!
oxo

Nelda Ream said...

This is so stunning. Well worth the wait.

ArtSnark said...

fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Gorgeous textures

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an amazing body of work you have there, Seth. I am sure you are quite happy with the results of this collaboration.

Sherry said...

probably a good thing you don't live nearby cuz this book would definitely find it's way to my house - it's gorgeous

Kim said...

There is so much to take in from these wonderful pages of the book. I keep scrolling up, down, up, down. At this rate I'll end up seasick! LOL! There is so much inspirational work here I bet you pick this book up often to browse through. To all the collaborators a wonderful effort. It is such a joy to share this little piece of your souls. Thanks for sharing Seth.

joyfulploys said...

What an undertaking...to do something that takes a year. I checked out the website of all the books...quite a collaboration!!!
Mary

oneartistjournal said...

Wonderful amazing and inspiring stuff Seth...Thanks for sharing this abundance with us..
XOXOrly

azirca said...

Absolutely incredible, well worth waiting a year for your book to return.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your book is so amazing Seth, I love seeing all the pages. roxanne

Supria Karmakar said...

Wowoza..thanks for sharing such a heartfelt post about this journey..it is was a great year long collaboration..who ever thought it was going to take this long...all along when it started I thought 6 months...what an expansion of our own personal boundaries..well it was for me with every creation...thanks for being part of Inner works.