Sunday, January 9, 2011

Collectors Edition: Chapter 2


Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Links to the first four projects (Secret Sunday, The Book Guild, StudioScapes, Viewer's Choice) can be found on the sidebar of my blog.


Collectors Edition is the fifth installment in which your favorite artists share their favorite collection or obsession.
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A snapshot of some of my favorite "collectibles": rusty metal bits, vintage findings, bones, bugs, taxidermy eyes, vintage buttons, hardware, etc.
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Cory Celaya


This photo is my wall with jewelry made from recycled denim.
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My current obsession is my collection of personal journal/sketchbooks which I always alter...along with visual art, I love the written word - the books are 5"x8" so they travel with me whenever I go, I even broke down and purchased a purse which will accommodate the size in order to carry one with me at all times to pass the time waiting anywhere so that waiting is no longer a chore but rather a pleasure.
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Combining my own photography and collage.
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Type trays. I did my first one in a workshop with Lynne Perrella, gesso-ing, texturing, painting and then filling the openings in the tray with a variety of found objects and ephemera. I did several for an Open Studio Tour and they were quite popular. Going through my stash to find the things to use us more than half the fun of doing them!
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Vintage Buttons

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Books and newspapers in foreign languages that I can't read, but I love the typography of.
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Jewelry
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I love to collect old tins, textured pieces of this or that...old jewelry and trays...then I like to put them together into temporary assemblages...
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I am very much into working with encaustic, so I am collecting different "ingredients" to make my own colors of wax. Also all the other tools and paraphernalia that goes along with it: boards, irons, hot wire brushes, nibs, and anything to make texture!

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Next posting: Sunday 01/16/11

27 comments:

MrCachet said...

Wow. Keep it up, Seth. Another tour is in my future. I have no idea what I'll find in this go-round, but I'm bound to find something!

jill zaheer said...

Thanks so much for including my jewelry collection in your Collectors Edition. I love this series- seeing all of the unique items that have special meanings and significance to their owners, how they are presented, and the beauty of the pictures all put together! So appreciative to you for another exciting tour of these amazing collections and very happy to be included in this special grouping!

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Artists are so unique and cool- scavenging, collecting, sorting, playing, more sorting(!), creating, sharing. Just one big game really.

femminismo said...

What lovely things to look at and dream about. I love artists! They make this world worthwhile and if everyone nurtured this side of their brain and talents, we'd have a better planet to live on. (The verification word is "wayin" which I'm assuming is where we all need to get to produce art - as opposed to "way out," that exclamation when the art is finished.)

Marit said...

Yet another reason to stop by your blog every Sunday: drool over other one's collections! Yeay!

iHanna said...

Seeing other people collections is always interesting and inspiring! I think collecting is a creative act; we search, collect and compose little vignettes with our collections or use the material in our own art.

elle said...

WOW, you sure know how to pass out the treats!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Lovely post...I think I could happily live with any of the collections featured!
It is so interesting to see how we all have our little niche of things, and how lovely they are photographed...

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Dyche Designs said...

Great post . . . I loved seeing the variety of collections.

Karin Bartimole said...

Thanks for including me Seth - I am digging all these yummy collections! I can see indulging in each and every one!

glimmering prize said...

great stuff!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Love those denim necklaces - so original and textural!

Robert said...

Great collection of collector's collections, Seth! Always interesting and inspiring to see where the scavenging interests of other artists lie. Delightful!

Bill said...

Bring on the bling! I love the recycled denim jewelry, too.

La Dolce Vita said...

just wonderful such great collections, just highlights how alike we are! thanks!

Supria Karmakar said...

Love seeing these cool collections..lovely ideas you have Seth as always...Happy New Year to you too.
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Andrea said...

Another great post Seth!

rivergardenstudio said...

oh seth, this is another wonderful post! I love seeing everyones treasures, and how they are displayed in bundles and containers! thank you for including mine, and have a great week... roxanne

layers said...

I do love to see collections of stuff-- especially in wooden compartments-- fun!

Parabolic Muse said...

okay, these are groovy, but Lisa's is really intriguing!! things to make her own colors!! boffo.

Barbara Mason said...

We all do have our wonderful niches & stashes of all things important and needful to us...the Raven in us all...

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

Nice collections. Inspired me to look at some things I have tucked away!

alteredbits said...

gorgeous collections!! thank you so much for including mine, and my apologies for being MIA for so long. i am going to blog today and link to this wonderful post. thank you so much for all that you do!!

Shona Cole said...

thanks Seth for including me in this.

Veronica - me too!

susanna said...

Happy New Year, Seth! Hurray for working in encaustics this New Year. I'm fascinated with that medium, too, so let me know if you learn any interesting new tricks. Btw, I discovered a terrific arts supply store in West Orange, NJ, called Jerry's Art Outlet. It's a small little art store in a mall with friendly, helpful staff and a big supply of art materials, including encaustic paints and tools. From what I've found, the encaustic paints cost less at Jerry's than in any of the arts stores in NYC.

Leslie said...

Such wonderful collections here. Thanks again for bringing all of these artists together!

Jann Gougeon said...

I found post place here. Don't know why I missed it. If you're getting into encaustic, you can get LOTS of texture with it. I spent many mos. trying to keep surface smooth, but will be doing more with texture.