Sunday, January 16, 2011

Collectors Edition: Chapter 3

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.

Books...with a special emphasis on architecture and design at the moment.

At the moment I'd have to say that collecting and altering books is an obsession. I never know what I want to do but I start to work on them anyway. I'll prepare them for sketching and painting even though I already have several on the go. I can't pass up books with fun titles that might contribute to the eventual contents.


Had to think about this! I don't really collect anything but I do have quite a large paper collection, so I guess you could say I collect papers. But then also I guess you could say I collect junk also! LOL! I scour thrift stores for anything that really "speaks" to me at the time, for use later in an assemblage. This picture is only a glimpse :)

My current painting obsession is my mini-paintings that I call flapjacks. When I finish a few and stack them up, they looked like a stack of flapjacks. They're quick, colorful and people love them!

I collect everything, in multiples . . . dice, doll heads, arms, legs, marbles, buttons, boxes, papers, nuts, bolts, bird feathers, hummm, maybe it would be easier to list those things I don't collect.

Urban exploration, documenting old abandoned buildings.


One obsession is these wood articulated dolls. I call them theatre dolls and I have been creating theatre scenes beneath their skirts.

I have a few children's drawings hanging on my refrigerator. This one in particular makes me smile.

Next posting: Sunday 01/23/11


rebeca trevino said...

wow! Wow! WOW!
thanks Seth.

Andrea said...

Great collections! So fun to see what others collect. And of course it makes me feel better about my own nerdy collections...

jilly zaheer said...

The great collections continue and super for us! Think I'm going to Joanna's! Want to see all of the artwork in person!! Thanks once again for putting together all of these fascinating collections!

Marit said...

Wonderful collections! I especially love the dice

Anonymous said...

such wonderful collections!! i have never seen so many fabulous dice! i have an antique jar full on my coffee table and thought i was a little over the top. :) those are fabulous collections.

Jen Crossley said...

I love seeing peoples collections,it makes me feel normal LOL about mine,and I get to dribble over what they have.

Dyche Designs said...

Great collections, I especially love David's mini paintings. :0)

Anonymous said...

As I have viewed all these collectors editions I keep thinking, "All my stuff isn't's a collection!" Certainly gives new light to my boxes and bins of "stuff"!!

Parabolic Muse said...

Pens! Pens and markers! Pens, markers, pencils and pastels! Pens, markers, pastels, crayons, pencils, charcoals and WAX!

I think I'm going to need a bigger box.

Lynn said...

fun to see. especially like the last one being a grandma with kids art on my fridge too. And saved when ever I can. I've quilted their art, transfered it to cloth and made it into cloth books, and on and they have the collection at their house too!

Catherine Witherell said...

Those are so cool and the photos are really good! I want some of those theater dolls. I think they are called Santos.

Catherine Witherell

ArtPropelled said...

I have to keep telling myself.... Just look and enjoy. No more collections!!