Saturday, August 1, 2009

DisCo DisCovery - Filing

This post ties in to Seth's The Altered Page, which ties to many, many, many blogs. These brave, awesome, chance-taking bloggers decided to take a chance on Seth's idea for a Disintegration project from the beginning of 2009. The putting our bundles outside was how I first met Seth.
The title of my DisCo piece is "Filing." Which probably has something to do with my current pressing issue of "filing" all my own paper documents. Another life-long attempt at tossing and re-organizing the paper in my life.

All the elements spent time outside, the book spent many months until it was "done". Time on a table, in the dirt, on a piece of wood, on a chair where I sprayed it with water many times to remove the live bugs and quite a bit of dirt.
I'm very happy with my work. The family - not so much. Somehow they don't understand ripping off the cover of a perfectly good book and putting it out in the snow, rain, bugs, dirt, etc. and then putting it back together again with some tags and newspaper that also spent time outside and calling it ART.
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27 comments:

theresa martin said...

it's lovely ART. your DisCo bundle is great!

La Dolce Vita said...

Well it is Art! and I really like it. I love the tags and the filing aspect. The splotchy color is great and of course, I adore monochroma! you rock!

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Marie said...

Oh My! I do love your organizational skills! This is a great piece1
Thanks for your comments over on Cinnamon Studio!

rachel whetzel said...

OH... I absolutely LOVE it!! It's definitely one of my very faves. VERY. Faves.

rscoach said...

I absolutely love yours - brilliant -
Check out mine - CreativeRebelGal.blogspot.com - hugs - Reva (Los Angeles)

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Rest assured your among those that do understand! lol. My DH is the same:) I love what you did, the tags and slightly bulging layers are very enticing!

ArtPropelled said...

Ah yes, as Lisa commented you are amongst fellow rippers, weatherers and disintegraters. Love what you've done!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Delicious! So much goodness in your "filling" ;-)

DymphieM said...

your filing piece looks is an art sculpture, love it.

jaihn said...

Misunderstood maybe, but lovely nonetheless!
Thank you!
xxx

nancy neva gagliano said...

ok...this confirms that I HAVE GREAT TASTE in art, i LOVE your book, and ha!! i got to see and touch it in the neverland! and now, you've won the "people's choice" award, a FAVE of so many. yes, you capture "less is more", and "conceptual"ly present the essence of the project as well as clear reference to your personal life (organizing/filing/business,family,art) ... brilliant, raw, telling.

nancy neva gagliano said...

sorry, a little overboard in my commentary....thought i was siskel/ebert of the practicing artist world there!! you can delete me from your "files" if need be!! haha

diane said...

Oh, I love it! And sealed with wax? Papers should all find such a beautiful home as this =)

alteredbits said...

this is lovely! and your family is cute. :)

marianne said...

this is great! it's so much fun to see what everyone else has done, and all of the different types of art that have come about.

Lawendula said...

Oh and you are part of the DisCo too! :) (Isn't it really a village in which we all live in this world?)
Your tags are wonderful! And I like the white paper too. Great piece of art.
Thanks for stopping by at my blog.
I use a photo programm that came along with my scanner: Photo Studio 5.5.
But you can do this with every photoprogramm that allows to use layers.

Laura said...

The disintegration on the book is beautiful.Filing is a perfect name for this.

Putting my own take on it, I can see it as the book being life, and the tags and papers being markers of important things that need to be pulled out again to be remembered.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Not only did you make wonderful Art, you are a great teacher to your family too!!! Your DisCo bundle looks great!

Renee Howell said...

@theresa: Thanks for the lovely comment!

@LaDolceVita: So glad you like it! monochromatic does work pretty well.

@Marie: Ah - organization - if only it were easy. Thanks for the comment.

@rachel: Thanks for the Faves!

@rebelgal: Loved yours, too. Thanks for the comment!

@Lisa: I do love tags...they work on so many levels!

@art propelled: Ripping and weathering - just love it. Much better than golf...

@Plane ride away: Thanks! Love your photo!

Dumphie: Thanks. I think it's one of my first real "art" in a folksy sort of way.

@jaihe: Thanks. It is good to be misunderstood by some....

@Neva: Thanks O friend O mine! You rock. You make me giggle.

@diane: Oh, good thought. A home for lucky bits of weathered paperish stuff!

@alteredbits: One of my daughters asked me to print some of the photos in this series for her apartment. Who knew?

@marianne: It is so amazing the art created. And, the stories behind some of the art touches the heart and soul.

@lawendula: Oh - photo layers. Thanks for the tip. Now I get it.

@laura: LOVE your story. And, yes, that is every bit my filing of bits and things from family and friends than touched my heart. Thanks for adding in your bit to the story.

@Magpies Nest: Thanks for comment about being a teacher for my family. I appreciate that!

femminismo said...

Ah, the rough cord, the wavy, rippling, moldy pages! This is Uber Art. And you can tell your family I said so! Thanks for you visit and comment. Thanks so much - Jeanne

Stephanie said...

I love how all the tags bulge out of the book...

very nice!!!

Maj said...

This is truly a beautiful piece of art!

herminesplace said...

I totally disagree with your family, this piece is absolutely fabulous, love it!

Pattio said...

Love the tags bulging out of your bundle of a book. Gnarly! Way to go dispite the objections from your family you did it anyway and its wonderful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm a bit far behind on catching up with the DisCo fever, but I'm totally impressed with what you have made from your bundle. What symbolism, even if it is misunderstood by some who don't understand this obscession.

Kimmie said...

I've been away and am only now getting caught up ... but I love this! It's hard when friends and/or family are baffled ... but following your heart is always the best route. I love the statement you're making about "filing." I could really get into filing if the goal were to have an outcome like this one - lol