Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Let it Shine


Earlier this month I posted an update regarding my collaboration with Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Jen Wordon. Our project began in early 2009 and is in the process of winding down. We each created a book structure that we would all work in, with the main idea of the collaboration being to challenge ourselves creatively. 

My recent post showed the pages I made for Book of Trees, Bridgette's book of plaster pages. I continue to work on the last sets of pages in Contexture, my own book of paper pages, and I will highlight these on my blog in the near future. Today's post is all about Shine, Jen's metal pages. The three pages, back and front, that I contributed to her project follow...










All three projects from the collaboration will be exhibited at the end of July as part of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival in Chicago. Specific details about the exhibition will be posted soon.

26 comments:

oneartistjournal said...

BEAUTIFUL creations.

Maureen said...

What a marvelous collaboration.

MrCachet said...

I'm liking the last one - my favorite!

Sharmon Davidson said...

These pages are incredible, Seth! I think my favorite is the third one. how are the pages bound together?

Parabolic Muse said...

Very nice. I love the last one best!

Luthien said...

the concept is amazing! tree, metal, plaster ... the pages @ metal are beautiful!! there is something sort of intriguing about worn metal ... it reflects how delicate life actually is ... even some something as strong as metal can be worn down to such an "organic" state ...

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Great pieces- some with a definite 'Seth' stamp. So strong and 'weighty'.

Laura said...

Oh so close to home..for sure you will have to share more as the time gets closer...I very well can make a stop up to see the exhibit..
~v~Laura

Holly Dean said...

Your work has such a strong design element in it, creating an orderly framework in which to contain the chaos of texture and disintegration. I love the juxtaposition... you really make it work!

Suzanne said...

Stunning...as ever.
I love the found objects - you make them 'sit' so beautifully in your work.
Good luck with the exhibition.

Dyche Designs said...

Love those, especially the 4th and 4th ones.

Dyche Designs said...

Ooohps that should have been 4th and 5th ones!

Renee Troy said...

Love the earthy elements involved and the textural dimensions. Very calming and thought provoking.

Marit said...

Oh my goodnes Seth... metal pages?!!! I never would have thought of that, and they look so awesome! You keep on amazing me!

Jill Zaheer said...

Congratulations to all three of you on being selected to exhibit at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival in Chicago! Kudos!! What a creative collaborative project by all!

Jill Zaheer said...

Congratulations to all three of you on being selected to exhibit at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival in Chicago! Kudos!! What a creative collaborative project by all!

Poetic Artist said...

These are all so perfect in its self.

rivergardenstudio said...

These are stunning! All of them, but I have to say thatI love the piece in the fourth photograph the most! The warmth of the orange, and the cool of the green and gray-bul, and your wire stitching... all to die for! roxanne

Dave said...

Wonderful work...awe inspiring!! So much energy here!!

stregata said...

These pages are absolutely gorgeous, Seth! Love the layers and the detail! Can't wait to see your work in the Altered Bits zine!

Gaby Bee said...

These pages are brilliant, Seth! I don't know which one is my favorite.

Coffee Messiah said...

Very cool - we'll be in Chicago on the 22nd/23, I'll have to see if it's there at that time = Cheers!

and Thanks for stopping by -

Coffee Messiah said...

Yikes - too bad, we'll miss it by a week ; (

amyd said...

these metal pages are wonderful - so much texture

alteredbits said...

these pages in shine, and all of the other pages in all three books are just stunning, seth. i wish i were close enough to see them in person when they are exhibited. of course when we meet for a cuppa coffee someday you MUST bring it (and i'll bring my pulp book). i love all of them very much, but the second set of pages with all the divine rust and touch of red are my favs. beautiful does not describe them enough!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic...would love to get to Chicago to see them!