Friday, April 23, 2010

Order of the Golden Owl

Early in 2010 two brothers, Doug and Barry Beeglecomb, discovered a locked chest hidden behind the boiler in their basement. Keeping their discovery a secret, they snuck it up to their shared room and placed it deep within the recesses of their closet, under piles of dirty clothes. Curious as they were, they waited one whole week until they were finally alone in their home one night. Using a mallet to break open the already loose lock, they were amazed to find a pile of yellowed papers, underneath which laid a velvet-wrapped book. With eyes wide open and mouths agape, this was the night that they learned of OGO.


The Year: 1891
The Place: Hibou, Delaware
The Secret: The Order of the Golden Owl
The Book...












Artist Book. 2010. Created as the third and final step in the Disintegration Collaboration. Featured in Cloth Paper Scissors May/June 2010.

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy, where you can find more details about the book.

Sold. Thank you!

38 comments:

Jacky said...

Fantastic and I love that story!!!

Jacky xox

ODD imagination said...

What a beautiful book and I love the intrique you created with the brothers finding it.

azirca said...

Very creative, I love it!

Studio Sylvia said...

The story leads one right into the realm of the OGO. Sucked me in! A terrific piece Seth.

Bill C. said...

Well I guess it's better than skeletons in the closet! Your creativity knows no end.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

And then...???? I want more please. This is a very intriguing invite into your new art book. Keep going ...I want more please :O). Imagine and Live in Peace, Have a great weekend. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Lynn said...

Fun story...you really reeled me in! The pages of the book and cover are of course wonderful to behold.

Pattio said...

So Cool! I love the story and the cover of the book makes the story believable. I want to here where the story goes from here. :)

Cheers

layers said...

hello. I have been away teaching a workshop but am now home and slowly getting back into the groove-- love your book of course-- layered and textured and with a story.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

You've aced this one Seth! Love the way you've laid it all out, your colours and your layers. A facinating book which I would love to turn the pages of for real!

Order of the Golden Owl...love it!

Annie said...

You've taken us all in! It's a great fun and intriguing piece. I just love how you've done the cover. But Is there more?

Gillian McMurray said...

Way to go Seth. This is just THE most imaginative piece ever. It has put a big smile on my face today. It reminds me of Dad drawing me treasure maps when I was a child.

ArtPropelled said...

Well, you certainly got my attention. I would love to get my hands on that book and wouldn't we all like to discover an old chest of secrets!

Mary said...

What an amazingly wonderful book & thanks for all of the pictures

Sharon said...

Oh my!! My heart ia actually racing. I love the work you do. I just can't seem to get into your cool distressing that you do. Simply Genius!! Thanx for sharing the greatest book of 2010.

La Dolce Vita said...

great story and execution of the book itself, wonderful texture and congrats on your publication!! well done!

Lisa said...

So authentic..I'm a believer! Love the secret society book and the captivating story surrounding its discovery. A brilliant work of art!

Lost Aussie said...

Great story and an awesome piece of work Seth!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OMGosh Seth, fantastic story telling AND the book you created with DisCO bits is totally amazing!

Seems like this would make a great book about your book ... Love this so much ... spell binding!!!
oxo

TechnoBabe said...

What a great book. I want to look through it and to hug it at the same time.

Limar said...

What an absolutely amazing book! Love it, and the same goes for just about everything you do :)

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Didn't we all grow up wishing we had an attic filled with old trunks and secrets? This is wonderful and sets my mind on flights of fancy.
Erin

Roben-Marie said...

Wonderful! You certainly had me wondering! Beautiful work!

Evangeline said...

You are making magic here! I want to know more about OGO...

Kelly Jeanette said...

ohhh, a mystery. I love a good mystery story. Would love to know what happened next.

I always buy the CPS magazine. Can't wait to get the next issue to see this.

Happy creating, Seth!

Jill Zaheer said...

FInding this treasure is hitting the golden jackpot. What an ingenious concept of OGO- back then to now! Love those photos, the patina on your book and the concept of such a wonderful "discovery!" This is the most wonderful disco project ever!!

Jen Crossley said...

OMG this is just awesome

Found art blog said...

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH OH OH OH!! Gasp how magic!!

Poetic Artist said...

THE Book is awesome and I always love a good story..
Katelen

deb said...

Finally! And what a cute back story...

rivergardenstudio said...

Seth! This gives me the chills.... the story, your book, the way it is bound, your imagination is endless and your work enthralling. I love it all... roxanne

kathy McCreedy said...

Hi Seth!
I'm SO thrilled to find out your altered book is published in the current Cloth Paper Scissors!!! Bravo, friend, no one deserves it more! xoxo

Shayla said...

Mysterious. I love your book and a good story. It's got me imagining all kinds of things now...

merci33 said...

Congratulations on the wonderfully deserved feature in Cloth Paper Scissors...The Order of the Owl is charmed

barbara said...

just saw your bundle article in the latest cloth, paper, scissors....LOVE, love, love the OGO!! i have some 16mm film (or maybe 8mm?) that i have been wondering what to do with...you are an inspiration.
i was not blogging or familiar with your work when you started the bundle project....i will be making bundles soon! thanks for all your work.

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Beautiful. I love this DisCo project, Seth. Magical transformation. Great article in CPS.

Brian K said...

Oh Seth! This is such a wonderful book! So amazing! A wonderful story and a fabulous project.

dosfishes said...

Just read your two articles in Cloth Paper Scissors. So enjoyable, thanks for starting lots of disCO projects all around.