Thursday, May 20, 2010

Making Waves


He reached toward the sky, as if to say "nothing can stop me." Not the passing of time or the ravages of age. I remain who I am. Forever striving. Forever hoping. And never giving up. Making waves.


He reached toward the sky, as if to say "nobody can stop me." Not those who deny or those who criticize. I live only my truth. Moving forward. Moving onward. And never giving in. Making waves.

Handmade and one-of-a-kind.

Ingredients: found metal + 19th century religious statue hands + time

Spes...

Fortuna...

Ekajata...

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy, where you can see additional images and find more information about the series inspiration.

All pieces sold. Thank you!

27 comments:

Karin Bartimole said...

Powerful words, enduring artwork. Very cool pieces Seth!!

Jill Zaheer said...

Beautiful works Seth- just stunning! All three of these "Making Waves" pieces are amazing as is the poetry that accompanies them. There's something magical about these hands- holding a special quality that has the life force to, as you say, enable one to reach for the sky and go on no matter what! Just breathtaking!!! Mesmerizing!

sallyt said...

Seth, these are really great pieces. What size are they?

Marie-Aimée said...

I love the idea

Deb said...

These are fabulous, Seth!
I find these hands so intriguing - and I love the antiquated, rustic vibe.
They'd all look great with my own "hand collection," but they'd need a spotlight! :)

Pam Tucker said...

I love, love, love these pieces, Seth. The poetry that accompanies them is a perfect touch. The images of hands have really been speaking to me lately and it's amazing that these pieces would show up just now!

neva gagliano said...

seth, U R ALways making wonderful "waves"!! great play on the word, i'm wavin' back 2 ya!

alteredbits said...

ooh, i love these, seth! i just went to your etsy shop to see additional shots. these are magnificent! i too am a hand person. can't wait to see more! i would love to get one to hold up your little painting i have.

Chris said...

These are so evocative, Seth!

Kim Mailhot said...

These are truly magical, Seth. Forgive me, but they really reached out and touched me, seriously...wow...

studioJudith said...

One more ingredient , Seth-
Your very special TALENT!

Beautiful pieces -

Judith

Lynn said...

Love all the angled shots on this...circles and hand out reach ing ed

lyle baxter said...

very nice, seth! you can "make a wave " in my direction any time! lyle

Sharmon Davidson said...

This is way cool, Seth, and the words make the piece. Powerful symbolic image; I think images of hands are very touching (no pun intended, really).

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

These are fantastic Seth and I am sure they will fly out your ETSY door!

femminismo said...

Absolutely terrific! Endearing little hands reaching for the sky, even when they can't see what they are reaching for. Isn't that what all of us are doing? Well, all artists, anyway. Best to you. Keep creating!

Kim Palmer said...

These are wonderful Seth, you should do more of these assemblages! I know they are part of a series, but this style suits you so well! Love the antique look of the hands.

Annie said...

These are great, the kind of thing that would have terrified me as a kid, especially if they made shadows against the wall. These days, they just make me smile!

Bill C. said...

Way cool!

rebeca trevino said...

Lovely! Thought provoking.

Outside The Lines said...

Yes, ditto what others have said, "very cool".

ART*ticulation said...

This is amazing Seth, I don't know what else to say they take my breath away and also because what they stand for!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

There is such strength in your words and with the out reaching of sacred hands I feel invited into your heart. I am rusting some wonderful little design pieces myself ...you would be proud :O)! The deadline for my opening is quickly arriving...am I ready??? Well no...well maybe...well we will see next week when we actually install the exhibit. Continue making your waves...energy from the heart of a brave warrior! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

ArtSnark said...

really unique & eyecatching

azirca said...

Beautiful words to accompany these delightful pieces. I love how the tones of Spes makes it appear as if the whole piece is glowing.

~*~Patty said...

These are fabulous Seth!
I just took a two day Michael deMeng workshop and used a hand (and arm) on one of my loteria cards...I have a thing for hands too!
I always enjoy the ancient effects you get in your artwork

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Seth,
Somehow in the midst of life I missed this post.
I love these...
so much that i just ordered Spes, for hope and making waves.
Perfect for my shelf of inspiration in my studio.
roxanne