Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Digging for Gold


Digging for gold! This post is my own contribution to the Buried Treasure collaboration. Links to each and every participating artist can be found in the previous post on my blog.

This online collaborative process has been held on my blog since 2009. If you want to see what I "dug up" in prior years, you can follow these links:


2009

2010

2011

2012

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My choice of post for 2013 was not easy. And in the end, breaking my own rules, I have chosen to link to one post and to re-post a second. Artist prerogative! The thread that links these two posts is community...

First, a link back to a post that first went live on in March 2009. I asked the question that I think is always on the minds of bloggers: just who is it that visits our blogs? The post itself was very brief. The beauty is in the response: 75+ comments answering the question. Well worth a read or a re-read. Wonder if these comments would still hold true today?

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My re-post focuses on collaboration, something near and dear to my heart. I chose one of my many collaborative art projects that I completed in 2011 with Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Jen Worden.  Called Contexture, it stills reflects my art aesthetic. And I love the fact that I used these pages to experiment and have noticed that several different "techniques" have found their way into artwork that I have completed since.


Front Cover



Back Cover


Sign in page

Bridgette

Jen

Seth

Bridgette

Jen

Seth

Bridgette

Seth

Seth

Seth

Seth

Seth

18 comments:

Ella said...

I look forward to visiting these links! This art so speaks to my me-the chapters of our lives are in the details! These could be story boards-I am so inspired! Thank you
Seth for sharing and all you do :D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I remember this collaborative post. Seems like only yesterday, although so much has happened since this buried post first went live. For one thing, I think you got really FAMOUS!!

It's always fun reliving the past and I look forward to many, many more of these buried treasures.

Gallery Juana said...

I love that front cover. It makes me think of time and how our lives are a collage of experiences. Each person's style shows through with the inside pages too.

Gallery Juana said...

Ok I just wanted to add:

your chance page and x page are my other favorites:)

Renee said...

Love that cover!

Caterina Giglio said...

collaboration... yes I agree, near and dear to my heart too... great post and thank you for this wonderful blog hop...

David Hayes said...

There be gold in them links! Fantastic...and thank you...again!!!

Jo Murray said...

So much to see...so little time!...but worth spending it anyway.

Marjie Kemper said...

This collaborative piece is so cool - love all the texture and wondering what's tucked into the pockets on the sign-in page. I also read the comments on that 2009 question. Very interesting, especially the feelings of community and the observation that RSS feeds while so hand definitely do remove bloggers a bit from the reader. Off to check out all the links...

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous collages! So detailed. Love the papers used especially.

toni said...

I love the idea of collaborative art especially in book form. This is just fabulous so much to look at on each page. I must try and generate or join in a collaborative piece!

Jen Worden said...

this collaboration will always be special to me! I love seeing Contexture again. Is it weird that I miss it?! ;)

... and I actually DO have a site again. guess you can't keep an artist down after all!

Meme said...

Love this collaboration, how awesome each piece is.
I don't know which would be a favorite, but I have time to look and admire.
This has been an amazing day going to each of the sites on the list.
Though spending time immersed in some of the post, which means there are a lot more to go!
Thank you for putting this together!

Jane Wetzel said...

Amazing Seth..thank you..your blog is one big Treasure to me :)

Patti said...

What a fabulous piece - you know I love texture and layers:) Not surprised you picked this - it's a keeper as are the treasures from the past.

Suzanne Coley said...

Visual storytelling at its best! Absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.

Suzanne Coley said...

Visual storytelling at its best. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.

john said...

What a fantastic treasure this is for sure! Pearls, emeralds, diamonds and gold!