Seth Apter, from The Altered Page, is doing a project involving nature and paper. the project involves taking paper of some sort and leaving outside for a length of time to see how it changes from the elements. i created a pretty little paper and fiber collage and hung it from some rusty wire (first photo) and then wrapped it in some cheesecloth and hung it outside (2nd photo). i added diamond glaze over the focal image as i decided i'd like that to remain intact (if possible!). the rest i will leave up to mother nature to see what happens. i have a little problem with worrying about pretty things getting ruined - so this was also an exercise in "letting go" - this is why i decided to create something pretty and then leave it outside - a risk, i know! what will happen to it? will it get ruined? we shall see. i'm leaning towards it still looking really cool when i finally bring it in. we get lots of rain here, ocean air, high winds, occasional snow. maybe it will blow into the mud and i won't notice it for days. stay tuned...............
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Posted by kecia deveney at 3:04 PM
Labels: "snow", "the altered page", altered art, disintegration, mother nature, mud, rain, seth apter, weather
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I stumbled onto your blog today. What a beautiful place to visist. I will be back soon.ReplyDelete
Very interesting project. Letting go is good and this is a very good excersise in doing just that...I will stay tuuned! And your art piece is so lovelyReplyDelete
So glad you have decided to participate Kecia and use this project as a means of "letting go." My bet is that this piece will look even better on May 1!ReplyDelete
Hi, Kecia. I love your experiment. Letting go is a particulary challenging lesson for me to learn.ReplyDelete
I have occasionally buried dolls for a few months, to let them get very grungy and old looking. But I feel so terrible, like I am burying a sweet little friend!
On a different subject, thank you very much for the photo of Sam the Koala. I posted it on my blog, too - with a thanks and a link to you, of course!
I LOVE your collage, Kecia!!!ReplyDelete
Yaah Kecia - can't wait to se what happens.ReplyDelete
This is a Very pretty packet! Will Mother Nature make it prettier?ReplyDelete