Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bundle Up


As part of my current article on the DisCo project in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, the magazine is sponsoring a readers challenge on their website. If you did not participate in the Disintegration Collaboration the first time around (or even if you did), now is your chance. Create your own art bundle, place it in nature, and repurpose the materials to create a new artwork.


CPS has created a dedicated webpage on their site so that you can upload photos of your bundle for all three steps of the project. You can go to their homepage and click on the "DisCo Project" link. Or click here to go directly to the DisCo page. While you are there, you can already see many of the bundles and repurposed art pieces created by the original participants in the project. In order to add your own pictures, you have to register to be a member of their web community.


The images in this post are all taken from the sample bundle that I created for the article. In the magazine, you can find step-by-step instructions to recreate this bundle. Or you can simply use the instructions as a loose guide and create your own bundle in any shape or form you like. You will also find a list of helpful "bundle tips" in the magazine.


I made two identical bundles (approximately 30 1/2" x 7 1/2") for CPS and am offering both to readers of my blog through a giveaway. To have a chance to win, please just leave a comment on this post by the end of Tuesday May 4th. I will randomly select and post the names of the two winners on Wednesday May 5th. Good luck!

46 comments:

Julie said...

You're so generous...these are great looking!

Jill Zaheer said...

Your article in CPS is just amazing as is all of the wonderful works created from your disco collaboration project! Hope everyone also saw one of your "art secrets" on page 98 of the magazine as well! These bundles you've posted are spectacular as works of art all by themselves! Your talent never stops- even in phases of disintegration!

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thanks, I'd like to win a bundle!
Happy days,
Joanie

elle said...

I'm impatiently awaiting CPS subscription. Takes longer for the dogsled to get to Canada. I have been enjoying your blog a lot and luv The Pulse.

barbara said...

i would love to be included in the drawing for your bundle!
the article was wonderful.
Ciao,
Barbara

Lynn said...

PLease include me in the chance to win a piece of your art (bundle).
I'll do the web for CPS too. I think you are ingenius in the way to make all these connections for yourself and include others. Thanks.

ooglebloops said...

Your bundles are always soo artsy in their simplicity!!!They are beautiful , even pre-disintegration!!! Thanks for doing this!!!

Brian K said...

Ok, I have been stalking my local B&N to get the latest CPS... it's not there yet!!! I can NOT wait to get my hands on it!!!

I am sooo joining in this! I am headed to the hardwear store now for wire and bolts and shtuff...

Oh let the fun begin! Hmm who can I trade some papers with...

patq said...

Seth:
Love love your work, and of course, would love to win one bundle. You are an inspiration to me and many others. Thank you

Sharmon Davidson said...

I have to tell you, these look like art already! what else needs to be done to them? ;~)

vivian said...

this looks wonderful seth! very generous of you to give away :) i'd love to win one!

neva gagliano said...

saw the BUNDLE UP, and just knew!! time to head out...with a new bundle...

SHHHHHHH:
(ok, now, RANDOMLY choose ME!!)

Dawn Wilson said...

Haven't seen the article yet can't wait. Here's to the next round!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

I enjoy so much and feel inspired with DisCo project.
I can't wait to read the CPS ... but will be a month later in my country.

Suzanne said...

This is such a cool project! I'd love to win!

Happy Arting,
Suzanne

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Wow Seth! First off...let me say congrats again on the article feature. I had no idea it was so big and with all the web stuff added. Did you ever imagine your idea leading here? What a great success story,you must be really stoked and I am happy for you!

These bundles are works of art! I used to creating what I called 'pilings' and you've got me wanting to go back and create some. I am of course keen to do another bundle. I've been creating myself new collage papers (dots and circles) so will have to put some in to see what will happen to them!

A giveaway too! Oh, I should be so lucky! It's my birthday just after your draw so I am sure one of these bundles is meant to be mine;)

Found art blog said...

I WANNA PLAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!! And chuck my name in for the prize, too, please!!!!
Thank you!

lori said...

Cleaning up my studio, I'm finding so many pieces for bundles. A great excuse to stop and make a few. This reminds me of weather grams.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Looks like fun --- I'm in for this!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great giveaway. I love it that I have a chance to win a genuine Seth Apter original.

Sharon said...

Hi Seth, Thanx for sharing your genius with us. I am looking for a copy of your CPS. But alas, have not found one, but I won't give up. Always love to see your work. Thanx again. Sharon

mansuetude said...

i am thinking if i put a package bundled into the river here, the crab trap fisherman will probably come pull it up... lol.

looks wonderful.

Barbara Mason said...

Got my CPS and am going to try my bundle making in the fall...this is a very intriguing process - thankx for sharing it and the opportunity to win a bundle!

rebeca trevino said...

I'm in!

Thanks!

kamiguen said...

can't wait to get hold of cps now! Loved your original project and this has inspired me now to go make my own bundle. Coming into winter here so should be lotsa fun to see what happens to it!

shiana said...

The bundle's are amazing! I'd love to win one and have it hanging in my house!

Gwen said...

I am so glad that you are getting published now, you are such a talent! I look forward to CPS and will especially look forward to this issue!

I would love to win a bundle!

Anonymous said...

Hurray!!! :) I've been waiting impatiently to take part in the next disintegration project! Good that I checked your blog today. Please include me in the chance to win one of your fab bundles!

--Mina

deb said...

Firstly thank you for everything, DisCo, the article, the web links, et al... you rock!! And secondly, please, please count me in for the giveaway, best & blessings

Debrina said...

Seth - you really are just amazing. Your ideas have gained real traction over the years and I can see why you are having such success now!

ArtPropelled said...

I'm in! Thanks Seth.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Dear Seth...you are one generous man with a gentle spirit. I would love to win a bundle and I still have not been able to get my own CPS copy. I am working furiously to complete my new works for my exhibit so my time is ...flying by! Thank you for all your wonderful inspirations and challenges. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

paula said...

i like your bundles! great picture, feels like i'm in an upscale gallery :)

Dee / Cloth Company said...

I subscribe to CPS and let out a little squeal of delight when I saw your article (and I'll admit to thinking, "Oh, I KNOW him"). Funny what a nerd blogging is turning me into. Great stuff as usual, and also, nice job in sharing what you know and making it all seem so accessible and do-able.

La Dolce Vita said...

congratulations Seth! this is awesome! so glad to see your awesome project gaining such great exposure!
and thanks for the remarks about my new blog! cheers!

layers said...

I love this bundle idea-- it seems Japanese to me-- as I know they wrap up and bundle up everything. what a creative give-away.

Bill C. said...

I hope to get the magazine tomorrow. I've got to try this! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bill

Coffee Messiah said...

These works always intrigue me, but always hesitate to even attempt such an undertaking, although the crazy weather out here would surely add up to an interesting bundle.

Will seek out the magazine somewhere out here.

Cheers!

alteredbits said...

the disco project was one of my all time favorites and i'm going to do it again this year. i think i'll make it an annual thing. i will, of course, send you photos. :) (and i've uploaded my first round at CPS too).

your bundles are absolutely gorgeous!!

lyle baxter said...

dear seth, that enormous tree in my garden has been asking for some attention! when my little bundle hung there it was noticed daily! so please send a bundle to the tree in care of me! lyle

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Had a great sit down with your CPS article(s), neat that it came next to a Cornell feature AND your how to construct a bundle also brilliant!
Yay You Seth!!!
Thanks ever so much for a chance to be a lucky winner of a Seth Apter bundle, very cool!
oxo

Sue M said...

Your project looks inspiring - something I'd like to do soon. I enjoy reading your blog - an dparticularly teh Book Guild pieces. The Secret Sundays were also fantastic. thanks for offering a give away Seth.

Lorri said...

ooh I hope I'm not too late for your fabulous giveaway!
I love ephemera & mixed media and your little bundles are brilliant!!
*crossing my pinkies*

xo

IM GIRL said...

Wow, just found your fabulous blog really "bundled" with great information. Definitely my next project. your article in CPS rocks!
I am wishing big to win!

Rebecca said...

i've been collaging, re-purposing, altering and assembling for most of my life. i have SO enjoyed your CPS articles Seth! Keep writing! it is so wonderful that you are so generous and giving in your advice, tips, ideas, secrets, thoughts, talents, and BUNDLES!

rivergardenstudio said...

Please include me in this drawing for your wonderful disintegreation bundle! roxanne