Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time After Time


I have the privilege of being one of the ten artists participating in the Great Grafix Challenge, hosted by Interweave and Cloth Paper Scissors. I was provided with a series of products from Grafix, a company that manufactures some truly unique products such as Frisket Film, Drafting Film, Shrink Film, and Rub-onz Transfer Film, the product that I chose to use.

I like to take commercial products and apply a twist to make them my own. So when I saw the Rub-onz Transfer Film, I knew that this was the item I would build my artwork around. Rather than altering a commercial rub-on, I could create my own.

The basis for this piece was a photograph I took of a vintage clock face...


that I turned into a rub-on using the product. I also creating a rub-on for the text on the piece, which is also the title: Time After Time. I thought this was the perfect name as the piece is not only made up of the clock, but also of stacks of rusty, found metal objects -- themselves naturally impacted by time.









You can see all the creations from all the participants in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, which will be available for purchase soon. If you cannot wait for your print copy, you can download the digital version right now here.

24 comments:

Kathy McElroy said...

Very, very cool. Looking forward to reading the article.

Lynne Forsythe said...

FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Love how you gave life to your found objects!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

ArtPropelled said...

Rusty, grungy awesomeness!

lara said...

so amazing! what kind of adhesive did you use for the found objects? Especailly for the springs and such?

Katalina Jewelry said...

Now that's a whole lot of rusty yumminess! Very cool, Seth!!

Kathryn said...

Rustic gorgeousness.

laurel said...

Oh! So many yummy rusty bits. Can't wait til my copy of the mag arrives.

Lynn Cohen said...

Dynamite Time Piece!
Bravo for another magazine publication Seth! Way to go!

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

really an amazing "timeless" piece Seth especially for those of us who love rusty stuff. The product (transfer film) sounds cool. Might have to try that.

Jo Murray said...

Hmmmm... that rub-on film works well. Hope it sells in OZ. Love all that rusty stuff. Congratulations.

Sharon W. said...

This is, again, SW (sophisticated whimsy)!!! I'm wondering what you do with the proverbial "rag, bone, and hank of hair"? Glad I subscribe the magazine!!!!!

hula-la said...

Wow...awesome piece! Look forward to the article.

trish quilty said...

I will be looking forward to my issue of CPS. That rusty look beckons me, as you know.
Areminds meof the rusted piece I showed you w/the chain attached.
thanks for sharing.

amy of four corners design said...

lately I've been very into transfers...so very intrigued by your piece...I will definitely have to check out that issue of CPS...your creation is so multi-textural - great job!

Carol said...

Seth, this is such a rusty treasure trove and you've turned it into a really beautiful piece of art. I'm now very interested in the rub-on film. As Jo says, I hope we can get it in Australia. I'm also fascinated with how you attached all those pieces. Great work, Seth!

Debrina said...

Coolness!!

Bill said...

Holy cow that's awesome! Steampunk, grunge, rust and some Seth thrown in.

angi eharis said...

way too cool! amazing to think where or how you thought this idea to create this beauty! tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

A Magical Whimsy said...

Wow! I like your 'over the top' rub-on clock creation. I must renew my Cloth, Paper, Scissors subscription...they are truly supporting the best of the best in mixed media art!
And I am looking forward to purchasing your latest book too.
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

angryparsnip said...

This is a wonderful piece, all the different rusty pieces add up to one amazing piece of art.
Amazing !

cheers, parsnip

Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous piece Seth love all of the rust.

Jacki Long said...

Great, as always Seth! It's always great to see what you are up to. Do you sleep? ;o)
I linked your blog yesterday, but forgot to e-mail you.

Luthien Thye said...

wow!! this piece is close to perfection Seth!! SUPER!!

john said...

Congratulations on your publication. I can't wait for my copy to arrive in the mail! Very cool!