Saturday, 1 August 2009

Bundle to disintegration!


Seth's big day has come and those of us who joined in his bundle project many weeks ago are today promising to post our new creations. He asked us to dismantle our bundles and to make a "work of art" out of them. Mine was pretty tatty by the time I took it down so I was pleased to read his comment that "anything goes in art" - giving us carte blanche to add bits and pieces if we wished.
I opened up my newspaper parcel. Much of the stuff I had put in had disintegrated and gone into a "mush" (well we have had a very wet summer and it had sat out in the rowan tree). I managed to salvage an old lipstick, a strip of deep blue scrim, some ribbon - and of course the layers of faded, damp newspaper.
I cut the newpaper into strips and spray-stuck them onto a piece of board - I then coloured it with the old lipstick here and there and laid the blue scrim across it, poking it between the paper in some places and leaving it outside in others.
I already had to hand a piece of gold-painted, heat treated Tyvek, so I added this and then, bearing in mind Seth's penchant for blue(!) I squeezed some blue acrylic paint onto a palette and splodged it on here and there without dilution.
I have not put it in a frame, but have laid a frame over the work in order to define an outline.
So here it is - bundle to disintegration to work of art. Hope you like it, Seth!
To learn more about the project see here

37 comments:

Coastcard said...

Very striking, Weaver.

I particularly like the complementary colour feel, with blue (my favourite colour, too) as the dominant shade.

Thank you so much for pointing me towards the project all those months ago. What a journey it has been!

... and yes, here in Wales we have had LOTS of rain, too... I wonder how much of your original bundle simply vanished!

Heather said...

This is amazing Weaver - who would think it was made from such humble ingredients! The colours are gorgeous and so uplifting on yet another grey, wet day. I'm going to try to track down some more entries.

ArtPropelled said...

Those colours are gorgeous together....and the gold so dramatic. I love the way you use the frame to contain it. Good idea!

HelenMHunt said...

That's amazing. What an interesting project.

BT said...

I saw this when you first did it Weaver and I love it even more now. It looks super inside the frame. That blue is so striking and goes so well with the gold. I liked the explanation of the process too. I think it should go on one of your 'new' walls.

Dominic Rivron said...

Like it a lot. Can it be made permanent?

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Very interesting project. Will you hang it on a wall?

Derrick said...

Hello Weaver,

This looks faintly familiar! Still like it a lot though - blue and gold are my favourites too.

Reader Wil said...

The colours are very beautiful,Weaver of....Art!! I like the result!

Elizabeth said...

Gosh, I rather like it.
Yes, you should save it!

Golden West said...

What an inspired project! The end result is remarkable, especially considering what you had to work with. Nicely done!

theresa martin said...

Great results and a nice nod to Seth by adding the lovely blue. Well done!

Arija said...

Nicely done, the blue ties it together very well, amazing what is possible with a bit of this and that and some courage.

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Well done! The artistic spirit can create with anything...it's when we don't create that things deteriorate.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I really like it! The colours are so vibrant. There's a moral in here somewhere, but I suppose you know that!!

Happy Saturday to you!!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

I love the colors! Great finish to an awesome project.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely cool colours, - it must give you a great deal of satisfaction, Weaver, to have created something so beautiful from a rain soaked bundle.

DymphieM said...

love the way you put your piece together, it looks wonderful.

Linda said...

This art work is very stunning Weaver. Do you think it looks better from a distance or close up? Like everyone else, I think the colours you used are splendid! I read Seth's idea and as he described it, the whole process was a unique concept.

La Dolce Vita said...

this is a stunning disco piece!

deb said...

I love how deeply layered it feels

Eryl Shields said...

Lovely, really. And such a great idea.

Cloudia said...

WOW!

Aloha, Weaver

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Studio Sylvia said...

Fabulous! Frame it and hang it.

LostLuggage said...

WOW This is BEAUTIFUL!

Cathy said...

I really like it! Who could have known something so beautiful came from the mushy newspaper?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone

femminismo said...

Luscious color. I like the words in the lower right hand corner: recommendations for (fill in the next word yourself). Lipstick! Cool. I once did a painting with makeup - face paint. It was pretty neat. I like your reintegrated disintegration.

Don Madden said...

the gold tyvek looks really good on it.

Wayne Pitchko said...

beautiful indeed

Mar said...

how wonderful
looks like a painting
great interpretation and project

alteredbits said...

this is fabulous! i love all of the textures and hues -- gorgeous!

Trudi Sissons said...

Fabulously creative!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

wonderful colors and texture to your most original DisCo creation!!!

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful!

diane said...

Ah, what vision =)

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

it's stunning !!!!!