Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hand Sum

BURIED TREASURE 2010

This post is my contribution to the Buried Treasure 2010 collaboration. Links to each and every participating artist can be found in the previous post on my blog.

My choice is a modification of a blog post from December 2009. I chose it for several reasons. Handbook was born while attending an amazing seminar given by my friend Judy Wilkenfeld. The work itself is very dear to my heart and personally meaningful. This book also represents the culmination of a period where my artwork shifted from primarily "flat" to more "dimensional", using found objects, fabric, metal, and other embellishments. And, much like the objects, I feel attached to each and every page.


HANDBOOK



























BURIED TREASURE 2009



Click here to be taken to my repost from the 2009 Buried Treasure Collaboration.

46 comments:

Marit said...

I remember this Seth... it's amazing and no wonder you choose this to re-post!

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, simply amazing.

La Dolce Vita said...

I will have to catch up on buried treasure when I return form taos! something to look forward to, and nice to see your hand book! ciao!

Kim Mailhot said...

This work of art is truly a treasure, Seth. Thanks for the chance to revisit its exquisite detail.

Svetlana said...

I think Judy has inspired and influenced many people’s work. I had the pleasure to attend Judy’s class last March. We are very lucky to have such an artist here in Australia. Your book is fabulous and I have been revisiting this post so many times.

Joanie Hoffman said...

This book is wonderful! So many textures & subdued colors.

Mary said...

I don't think I will ever get tired of looking at this, or see every little detail of it.

Love, love, love it!!!

And thanks for your affirming comments about my journal spread.

Sharmon Davidson said...

I remember when you posted this- you definitely picked one of my absolute favorites! Thanks for sharing it again; the only thing better than this would be if I could see it in person!

Lynn said...

I love your jump to three dimensions, use of fabrics, metals, etc. and yes, I can see Judy's influence/inspiration as well. Nice that two wonderful artists are producing/creating this level of awesome art!

Oxana said...

Simply gorgeous!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's good to see all these pages together and your ability to tease me with your awesome Hand book yet again. Probably my favorite book you have made and shown, I can see why you dug it out of the archives and reposted it.

And of course, thank you for coming up with this reunion. It's been so much fun to revisit some of these wonderful art pieces, all thanks to you.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful pieces! Just emailed to a friend who I know will love!

Tracey said...

Very personal and interesting! Thank you for reposting since I'm new to your site.

MrCachet said...

The way you incorporate all of your 'found' objects is simply fascinating to me, Seth. I'm glad I follow you faithfully, and this is one revisit I really enjoyed.

Mar said...

waaaaaaaaay worth a second (3rd...) visit!

Maureen said...

Really extraordinary.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Of all the wonderful things I have seen here this too is one of my favorties. It's a treasure for sure!

Caroline Gill said...

The layers, the textures, the depths, the riches - and, of course, the colo[u]rs! A wonderful book, Seth. The first pic. of the spine is the gateway to all kinds of buried treasure within.

Thank you for arranging this treasure hunt for us all.

[The word verification is 'nesse' - had to laugh as I've just come back from Scotland! Saw great wildlife - but no loch monsters... this time]

Cheri said...

Being totally new to your blog, all I can say is WOW! Handbook is amazing - such a lot of detail and all the found pieces are so cool! Definitely inspirational and making me think a little more about three dimensional work...

lyle baxter said...

I,too, remember when you posted this wonderful work of love! you love hands and as you know so do I. just wish I could see the book in person! thanks for the reminder of such a delightful piece!

Rebecca said...

wow. i am inspired.

Deryn Mentock said...

Loved it then, love it now. Thanks for the buried treasure prompt, Seth. It's so much fun digging!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Have not long read this post

http://caterinagiglio.blogspot.com/2010/07/return-to-sacred-places.html

and I thought you would enjoy it:)

Debrina said...

Fondly remember this, Seth. Did you end up selling it, or keeping it? Looks like a keeper to me.

JilLy said...

Seth-I Love your Hand Sum selection for your 2010 buried treasure pick. Having seen and held this masterpiece in my own hands, it is nothing less than breathtakingly spectacular- a living breathing work of art with such symbolism, lush textures and layers- with a magical living breathing soul. You've created a forever treasure and so glad you selected this post. LOVE IT!!!

Jen Crossley said...

I just love this piece seeing it again is a real treat Thanks for sharing Seth

Lani Gerity said...

Love it! So glad you reposted this one! I've been thinking a lot about working more hands into my pieces. Stay turned! And thank you for being such an inspiration!!!

Julie Prichard said...

Handsome alright...that marbled paper in there gets me every time. Thank you for another great online event, Seth!

ArtPropelled said...

Some of my favourite images are here in this post. Thanks so much for organizing the re-post Seth. Blogger finally let me post my photographs.

Jo Archer said...

I love everyone one of those pages. Thanks for doing this project Seth, it's been really interesting going round everyones blogs.

Gloria said...

Wow and more WOWS! Excellent work. I come via Katelin's blog. She talked of your awesome work, so here I am and definitely the creative juices are now flowing. Very very nice and thanks for sharing.

layers said...

thank you for bringing this post back because i remember it because of my affinity with 'hands'-- and I even remember the comment I left!

Lisa said...

still one of my favorites from your collection!

Parabolic Muse said...

You know how much I loved this before, and I love it now. A gorgeous classic! I have to HAND it to you.

hahaAHAA!

xo

*jean* said...

aahhh my very favorite seth creation....astounding

Stephanie said...

Wonderful, I remember this Hand-some book well.

I am finally with ya here;
http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/2010/07/hand-sum.html

Patti said...

please tell me that it took you a very, very long time to make the Handsome Hand Sum... your work blows me away anyway and the fact that you create so much and come up with the amazing community participation projects blows me away. thank you so much for sharing this and for everything else you do!
p.s. I haven't found a place for your art yet but I have used some of the crossed metal pcs. :)

Jessica said...

Wow, this is stunning! i wish i could see it in person. Fantastic work. Makes me want to run to my studio right now...

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

I think this was one of my favorite posts! It's a lovely 'handbook'.

I finally posted mine today...

Gaby Bee said...

I remember when you posted this. It's a treat seeing these awesome pages again, Seth!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Limar said...

Must be the most awesome book I've ever seen!! Hands down! :D Love every page of it!

Supria Karmakar said...

These are so gorgeous...love the hands..
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Gillian McMurray said...

This is such an amazing combination of paper, paint and found bits. It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling to see it.

Dayna Collins said...

So happy to see your Handbook - it is amazing and awesome beyond words. So rich and luxurious.

Dave said...

This is an incredible book! I have several "dimensional" books in-progress right now waiting for inspirations on where to take them next. Looking at your book has given me the courage to go on! Thank you!!

Dave

laurel said...

Definitely worth repeating although I'd want to frame each page and cover a wall with them. They are just so cool to look at.