May 1st Disintegration Collaboration Reveal
In January, Seth, of The Altered Page, had an idea to put a bundle of objects out in the elements to see what would become of it over time. This idea took hold, and over 120 folks around the globe decided to participate!
Some of the bundles were art in themselves, while some of the bundles were unassuming, even nondescript, but became art when weathered. Some bundles will be just a pile of stuff- until given new life in an upcoming art project.
Mine did not disintegrate as much as I thought it would- despite exposure to all types of weather- and the efforts off my local birds!The local map faded, and melted together in spots, the drum cover was already rusty, so no change there. The hand dyed wool remained the same, the twine, just a little frayed, and the denim material - a little mildew and bird seed hulls! If anything, a testament to the strength of jeans- no real deterioration by weather!!
All of the participants have until August 1st, to give new life to their bundles, by using part or all in an art-full project. Stay tuned!!!
One of the collaboration participants, Kimmie, of Art in Red Wagons
gave a very insightful depth to this project with her words. Be sure to click on her blog to read about her bundle, and see her beautiful photos.
There is more to this group who joined Seth in this project- more than just putting stuff outside to weather the elements. The weathering did develop a camaraderie of 'art-full' souls- something I would not have expected - or thought of - until I read Kimmie's words.
So, thanks, Seth, for developing this project, and thanks, Kimmie for opening my eyes!!!