Friday, July 31, 2009

Disintegration, the Big Reveal!

During the past winter season, I joined a collaborative effort called Disintegration, spearheaded by Seth Apter of The Altered Page. Little did I know back then what a huge collaboration it would turn out to be. Today, August 1, is the day for the "big reveal" where everyone shows the artwork created by a bundle they placed outside all winter to witness its disintegration. You can see my bundles here and here.


I decided to make a collage using an image of a rose from my Mother's Day bouquet. After the roses had dried a bit, they were still beautiful. I made digital monoprints on japanese washi paper and Arches 88 paper, and paired them with the weathered pages from the disintegration project. Both parts of this art piece seemed destined for each other.

The project itself had over 100 participants. I'm thinking of items I can weather outdoors again this winter and maybe this will become an annual experiment!




21 comments:

Marie said...

A beautiful piece Christine!

theresa martin said...

Beautiful! Well done!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

What a great way to show your DisCo....Love It!

DymphieM said...

the monoprinting is fabulous on the weathered paper, great job.

Maj said...

Oh, I do love how the text is visible through the picture of the rose. Very beautiful!

Coastcard said...

You must be really pleased with this - it's great. Love the rose - who can resist a rose?

Renee Howell said...

Great idea to use the rose. I, too, am thinking about what to bundle next. so many ideas....

rachel whetzel said...

Such a beautiful finished piece!!

Laura said...

This is a very lovely way to finish off your Disco bundle! Great technique you have.

ArtPropelled said...

So lovely and unexpected!

deb said...

nice resolution, pretty texture in this piece

BT said...

What super work, I love how you've made the rose.

Don Madden said...

Very interesting work. I appreciate the technical details you provided. not that I really know what those are, but the effect was good.

Wayne Pitchko said...

i think it is beautiful christine

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I think this rose looks so soft and delicate, it seems fitting that it found it's home on a piece that's been in collaboration with MN!

alteredbits said...

i love your final piece!! and i too am thinking of making this an annual event -- seth is a genius. :)

Mar said...

such a delicate looking piece..pretty

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Beautiful creation and I agree, more bundles are a great idea!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow it's stunning !

Gail P said...

Stellar! Lovely blog, I'll return for sure!