Friday, December 28, 2012

Collaboration Station

In my continuing efforts to slowly update my blog, I have recently added two new static links just below the blog header: a link to my ONLINE SHOP and a link to a page that highlights my COLLABORATIONS with other artists. I attribute much of my growth as an artist to the many collaborations that I have been involved with. You can read some of my thoughts about collaborative projects in this article from the MMCA Marketplace Blog from 2010.

Although I have taken some time off from collaborations in the recent past to focus on other projects, I hope to get back to creating with other artists just as soon as I have a bit more time.

In prepping my collaborations page I realized that I had never posted pictures from my collaboration with Sarah Whitmire. Both Sarah and I created our own handmade and handbound books, which we traded back and forth via mail for the three years of the project. We each worked in both books, sometimes creating our own pages and, even more challenging, sometimes working on every page - on top of the other person's art.

So, by way of introducing my new collaborations page, here are some of our pages from my book...












27 comments:

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Beautiful work! I love the generally muted backgrounds that make the embellishments pop off the page.
Erin

Sandy said...

Seth,

The work in this book is stunning! What an amazing collaboration. I have a fondness for handmade books and it is a true delight to view this one. What a treasure, thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Your amazing collaborations were my inspiration for setting up Collabor-ART

We're not quite reaching the heady heights yet of your beautiful collaborative books but we're on the right track :)

(sorry for deleted comment above, I messed up typing the link!)

CERULEAN said...

Hi Seth, just visited your collaboration page. They're really wonderful.

jgr said...

Beautiful pages! I love the muted earth tones and the amazing detail.

Maureen said...

Really wonderful, Seth. You're one of the most collaborative artists I know.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Really beautiful handmade book. Artists mostly work alone so a collaboration is very special and I think it takes courage to do. Thanks for sharing this.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow.. Iadore this book from Sarah and you!
What a TREASURE?!!!

And you are totally right! with collabarative Art we can learn sooo much. I did JAM ATCs for nearly three years and I have learned so much by doing this.

I wish a very happy and creative 2013 to you and yours!

xxx from Austria
Susi

Molly said...

Lovely pages with intrigue. Working over someone else's art would scare me to death.

Terrie Purkey said...

What a treasure! Stunning work by you both....I've yet to try a collaboration; I'll add it to my to-do list...

sandee said...

Beautiful work.

Ro Bruhn said...

How exciting and challenging, working over someone else's art. Love the result.

bohemiannie! art said...

Oh my goodness. These pages are magnificent. As in, WOW!

connie said...

this is so inspiring!! thank you
happy new years seth!

Jane Wetzel said...

omg....wow...amazing! thank you for sharing!

lifeofdeb said...

What wonderful pages you have created here. I would love to have a collaboration like this.

Jo Murray said...

Great collaboration Seth. It must be difficult not to tread on each others toes.

Marilyn said...

An interesting collaboration of two very unique talents. I enjoyed seeing what you and Sarah put together. Both of year make such lovely books individually, and this one is twice as lovely!

trish quilty said...

Thanks for sharing this collaboration Seth. I would love to try this method of creating. Your work is exquisite!& inspiring.
I am excited to be taking classes from you at Ink About It in April 2013!!

trish quilty said...

Thanks for sharing this collaboration Seth. I would love to try this method of creating. Your work is exquisite!& inspiring.
I am excited to be taking classes from you at Ink About It in April 2013!!

Bonnie Schulte said...

I am in love with your pages, I only wish I could run my fingers over the textures that I see there, to get all it offers. Beautiful and unique.What great art you have created.

rivergardenstudio said...

So gorgeous Seth!! These are some of my very favorite pieces... in the world!!!
roxanne

Jen Crossley said...

Sensational collaboration,The texture the small details Im drooling. Im going to try my first collab this year for sure.
thanks for the inspiration.

Janine Whitling said...

thanks so much for sharing those, they really are quite beautiful. I get a real sense of the 3D nature in these, almost as assemblages rather than mixed media pieces. What a wonderful collaboration.
And may you have a terrifically inspired New Year full of love and joy! xo Janine

teri said...

Seth, I'd love it if you would teach some of these techniques. I'm so very inspired by these pages. - Teri

Kim Henkel said...

OMGoodness Seth, these pages are so beautiful. I have looked and looked at them and they are each so full of beauty. I am sure seeing/feeling/holding the book in person is magical as each page is a delight!