Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's Still Life: Chapter 4


Welcome to the 5th edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals. More than 130 artists have answered a series of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented in a series of online posts which will run every Sunday.

Style File, Techniques & Tools, and Master Class were the first three projects posted and links to all these posts can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The fourth project, It's Still Life, continues now...


Participants were asked to photograph a still life that you create using an array of objects.
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Sharmon Davidson

Jill Zaheer

Judy Wise

Stephanie Brouwers

Amy Duncan

Eileen Bellomo

Lottie Anderson

Loryn Spangler-Jones

Dorit Elisha

Mary Beth Shaw

Katherine Labbe AKA Miz Katie
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Next "It's Still Life" will be held on Sunday, July 1st.

23 comments:

Marit said...

Oh wow, some real beauties here! I feel like I can 'read' these persons, especially Jill Zaheer, through these pics... wonderful!

Lisa H said...

Feast for 'da eyes!
ladies and gentlemen?...start your sketchpads!

Darlene K Campbell said...

Every Sunday is a treat with this Still Life series.....makes me pick up my camera and have a go at it, too.

Dave said...

Another great set of still lives....so much talent out there...it's overwhelming...in a good way!!

Sandy said...

Seth,

I am so enjoying this series, what a visual treat to look forward to each week.

Kim Henkel said...

Beautiful! Always a Sunday morning treat!

Jo Murray said...

You do know a heap of interesting people Seth. Great links, as always.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the beauty within the randomness of this post!!

sf said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmm...

~Babs said...

Awesome collection of mixed media assemblage photos!

Robert said...

A lovely assortment of still lives for Chapter 4. Jill has gone 'traditional-classic' with her lovely combination of figure, book with writing instrument, metal pitcher with an array of paint brushes,and seashell. Judy's Light struck feathers with white pitcher dazzle the senses. Stephanie's rectangular arrangement of wonderful objects of different shapes and sizes, is all the more visually arresting for the limited color palette of oxidized aquamarines and light tans. Amy Duncan's minimalist "It's Nesting Time" arrangement of sugar canister, book, and eggshell, is a wonderful study in contrasts of objects, and a delightful visual pun, to boot. Eileen's enigmatic shoe mold, hand, and public school medallion, backed by a colorful, seemingly Asian-influenced, collage, is, both, visually arresting, and obliquely mysterious. Incredible and very interesting variety in terms of what objects artists have chosen to incorporate, when asked to create a still life. So. . . I think a great future 'assignment' for the next edition of The Pulse, would be for each of us to pick a favorite still life from The Pulse, edition 5, (one created by another artist), draw, paint, or collage it (in whatever style we choose), and display the drawn, painted, or collaged versions next to the original still life. Just a thought, Seth!

Carol said...

A wonderful collection, Seth, and great links to work through. I really like the way I am recognizing names, all thanks to you.

teri said...

What a great idea. Creating arrangements tells as much about the artist as an entire page of words.

Kim Hambric said...

So many still life ideas . . . fantastic!

Jill Zaheer said...

What a terrific variety of Still Life creations! When we received the assignment- I thought only about the traditional "still life" type of design but love seeing all of these creative compositions! Thanks so much for including me!

Lynn said...

fun to see all these wonderful collections of goodies

Katherine Labbe said...

What a great collection!! Thanks for including my heart rocks, Seth. :)

layers said...

amazing.. I just did a blog post on still life I have set up -- and took the images from above.. so it was much fun to see how others set up and took their own still life images.

sf said...

LOVE Robert's editorial comments --- my mom used to do that with everyone's art in the books in which I had work. Robert, you brought a tear to my eye, in a good way...

sf said...

Plus. I love the challenge he came up with!!!

Caatje said...

Beautiful. Especially that first one with the pastels, that just made me drool. ;-) I love this still life series by the way, thanks for organizing it.

Parabolic Muse said...

Seth.

SETH!! Shut UP!

I just watched your first video at CMM, and I LOVE it! I love it so much that I was just now compelled to say shut up to a doctor.

Please come over to my house. We'll barbeque in the back by the pool, and you can analyze why I can't seem to be happy when I'm not stalking people. And you can also read my dog's expressions. She seems angry.

But after all that, we can set up the spray paint station and the texturizing table and make stuff! It'll be like old times! I mean, if we had ever actually done it before.

Seriously. Great video. I want your baby even more, now. (except I'm really busy right now. maybe next year.)

Robert said...

Thanks, Sarah, for your very kind words. And, you know what? Moms are just like that!