Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gaze


Pam Carriker has included seven Artist Spotlight Projects in her new book, Art at the Speed of Life. For each of these projects, one artist created an artwork and presents step-by-step, written and pictorial instructions so that the reader can learn the specific techniques of each artist. Pam takes this one step further and includes for each of these projects a companion project that will allow the reader to use the same techniques but in less time.

My contribution to the Spotlight Projects, which you can recreate in your own style and voice using the instructions in the book, was a textural assemblage called Gaze...


Gaze was a step-out project, where I had to provide step-by-step visuals to the publisher to photograph. This means that each piece of the assemblage had to be remade up to seven times so they could photograph the steps in order. When my artwork was returned, I also received all the step-out pieces that went into making Gaze.


I have decided to use these pieces to make additional artworks which, because they used all the same materials, will become members of Gaze's family. They are currently all in progress but will be posted soon.

26 comments:

luthien said...

ooo... Gaze is so cool!! it did scare me a little when i saw the thumbnail of the pic on my dashboard tho ... means it's working it's magic! i am so looking forward to seeing what comes out of the other materials from the Gaze project ... already i'm liking all the different elements/papers on there :)

Steph said...

This is simply AWESOME!! Seth!!! I look forward to purchase my copy of that book.....steph

Svetlana said...

Great composition! Have you carved Gaze yourself? What kind of paper have you used for the background (? bark paper). I guess I should buy a copy to get all the answers.

Laura A. said...

I like the behind the scenes dish on the book! Cool technical terms... step outs, and up close photos of the actual pieces used in the book. We are so in the know now! Plus we got to see the start of a new Seth series. Too fun!

Lisa said...

fantastically tactile art! love the addition of the papyrus paper. great idea to move forward with the progress pieces and create a series..

Holly Dean said...

Lots of work to do all the steps, but now you can play with the variations. Can't wait to see your work in the book!

femminismo said...

This is fantastic. Seven times to document all the steps! what a chore/fun thing. BTW, I have started a disintegration project. I'm using a book dunked in a bucket of water. Should be interesting. thanks for encouraging all of us crazy artists.

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Seven new pieces of art- that just adds to the magical-ness of this beautiful piece. Seriously cool.

TJ said...

Congratulations on being included in such an exciting new book! I think creating the "relatives" from those scraps is genius!! Best wishes from germany, tj

Mary said...

I just received my book yesterday. Just by flipping through I can tell it is full of great info and instruction. I was excited to see your work in there.

Great pieces Seth.

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, what an amazing amount of work that must have been but I love that you're going to be creating other pieces of art from it. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the book!!...Gaze is lovely. I'll have to go look for a copy and check it out

x..x

jill zaheer said...

Seth,love your Gaze!! Oh, I mean your textural assemblage called Gaze! :) I've seen it in person, and it is spectacular- even better looking than in the pictures. There are so many layers that make up the background - all beautiful in texture and colors, as are the head and all of the metal embellishments that are attached. Great piece! Can't wait to see all the "how to" steps in Pam's book! I know this is going to be a very special new series!

Leslie said...

Great project, and a great idea! And another book to add to my collection.

Rita Vindedzis said...

What a wonderful piece Seth and what a bonus that you have all those new pieces returned to continue with the series.

Dave said...

Okay...I saw Gaze...and used your link to go straight to Amazon and ordered a copy of the book. Can't wait to see not only Gaze but the other projects spotlighted!

rivergardenstudio said...

This is a fabulous piece, the pale browns and blues, your border of the thin wire and the carved face of the woman, so quiet in thought. It is wonderful to see what you are doing here, and I will be ordering this book for sure! roxanne

Bill said...

That is truly amazing, Seth. What a beautiful piece. I'm going to have to order the book.

Patti said...

Love the piece! Did you carve the head? My husband carves a LOT while creating a piece. I have a copy of the book on its way... can't wait. Are you sure you'd want to know what people are thinking?! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm So in love with this piece. Gaze is gorgeous. I'm simply speechless, something quite unusual for me.

Anonova said...

What an awesome idea to re-use the step-out materials!

vintage wil said...

Your work is fabulous!!

ArtPropelled said...

Do you ever sleep Seth? So many wonderful projects on the go. Love this piece!

trudi said...

Enjoying looking at your contributions to Pam C.'s book - all seem to be revealing a Seth I am not that familiar with! Great Stuff!

trudi said...

Heh Seth,
Great work - a part of you I am not that familiar with - the textures are wonderful!

alteredbits said...

this is gorgeous!!! i can't wait to see what else you come up with with the wonderful extra ingredients. i know it will be just as stunning.