Monday, February 9, 2009

DISINTEGRATION ART - DAY ONE 2/9/09

I stumbled upon a web site at www.thealteredpage.blogspot.com belonging to a most creative being named Seth Apter. He has begun his winter art project in collaboration with Mother Nature. Along with this he has invited other artists to create their own nature collaboration. The basic premise is to assemble paper, fibers and other objects and place them out in nature and then record the disintegration/creation. I have rolled up pages from an old book of writings by George Elliot, stapled pieces of fabric scraps from the trash can, attached cardboard tubing and wrapped it all up with some warp thread from the loom. As I was collecting pieces to attach I saw this photograph of Marilyn Monroe. It seem right that she should be a part of this. Her life disintegrated too soon.
It sounds like a fun challenge! I wonder if anything I put outside here in New Mexico can actually withstand the wind long enough to change in composition!
Here is the piece I have assembled for nature to throw her fury at. I have wired it to the back of a metal chair. This is the Day One Photograph. I will periodically post other photographs as the piece begins to change (that would assume it will not blow away).
Why don't YOU create a disintegration art piece? If you don't like what happens to it, you can blame Mother Nature!

8 comments:

Seth said...

This is so creative Jude. You are going to end up with so many disintegrated pieces on May 1. Glad you joined this project!

judemowris said...

Thanks Seth! It is all your fault:)

Corrine said...

So cool, everyone has created such different looking bundles.

judemowris said...

Thanks Corrine! And, welcome to my blog!
(hey)Jude

Vanessa said...

This looks like so much fun - I'm going to cross post/ reader remind on bothMountainair Arts and Poets & Writers Picnic (adding text elements surely qualifies it). Let's link it on FB as well.

judemowris said...

Great! How do I link it on FaceBook? That entity still confuses the hell out of me.

rachel whetzel said...

SO. FUN! I love it!

judemowris said...

Thanks Rachel! Your piece is just wonderful! I think it is too pretty to put out in the weather! Welcome to my blog!
(hey)Jude