Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Disintegration or Erosion Bundles

  For years now I have left batches of ephemera, sheet music, photos, handmade paper, etc out in nature in order to age them. Little did I know that this simple practice has become quite the collaborative among artists!  

  After reading about the Disintegration Collaboration,  started by Seth Apter of the Altered Page,  in the May/June issue of Cloth, Paper,Scissors,  I had myself a rather good laugh. Not over the project itself because that is a very cool project indeed. Over the fact that I never thought to photograph the bundles I made and put outside or turn it into a collaborative project. Frankly, it never occurred to me that other artists would be interested in participating in such a project. Boy, was I wrong!

  Since the original DisCO project, a spin off has been created called The Erosion Bundle Project. Of course, that project started in January so I'm too late to get in on it, but that's okay. I've been doing it on  my own all along and will continue to do so. although, getting in on a collaborative project definitely has its appeal!

  On April 28, 2010 I hung 2 new bundles out for "aging". They've already been battered by high winds and rain, scorched in the hot sun and will continue to be subjected to the great outdoors for a few months more.

  Here are the photos of my latest bundles. In a few months time I'll take them down, spread them out and photograph the results of Mother Nature on them.

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As mama use to say, "If ya don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!"