Thursday, April 30, 2009

Disintegration Collaboration- The unveiling

Well today's the day when we finally unwrapped our bundles that we left out in the elements for mother nature to play with and disintegrate, distort and transform at her will. You can see my original bundle here which I hung on my clothes line on Feb 21 and the results after 9 weeks outside are shown here. This great project has been organised by Seth from the Altered Page. Please check out his blog to see his project plus the 'before and afters 'of some of the 120+ artists who took part! You can see a video recording here that my blogging friend Mick Mather made of his project out in the elements. Please go and take a look!
Below: Drying out in the sun! Today's was the first fine, non-windy day in ages and perfect to dry my pile out in!

I think my bundle has survived pretty well! Somethings have changed their texture (like the full magazine page with the wood pigeon) but not really disintegrated and other things like the birds nest photo have had a surprise change- the mullberry paper leaked its dye onto the photo changing the colour. I like this new version better than the original! I didn't expect any thing to survive as well as it did and we've had quite a lot of rain in the last few weeks. I always intended to make a collage with these papers once they'd finished there time out side but looking at them now I think there will be a 'step 2' for some of these items. Watch this space! I am pretty sure Seth has something else up his sleeve too so if your interested in finding out what it is don't forget to bookmark his page while your there!

15 comments:

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Hi! I'm dropping in from Seth's to take a peek at your very cute little bundle. Isn't it interesting to see what changed and what did not! I love that mullberry paper. Can't see what you have planned for Part II :-)

The Gossamer Woman said...

That's a beautiful mess you've got on your hands. I can't wait to see what happens next. You're so creative, it will be interesting. I like the items you had in your bundle. It was a good pick.

lyle said...

its good to see some disintegration. some of us had very little change and will need more exposure! materials too indestructible! lyle

DymphieM said...

isn't it amazing how the elements work with some of the paper, love your choice of items

herminesplace said...

Looks great

Gail P said...

Impressive!! Lucky you.

Mick said...

Thanks for mentioning my short movie and for linking again to No Matter What Shape. I must admit that I was disappointed to find my piece completely removed before the end of March. I talk about that a bit the final documentation of "Stimulus Package I (Final Documentation View)" ... go see!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your bundle looks wonderful, beautiful already
can't wait to see what you create with these great ingredients!

Ginny Gaskill said...

You have some great things for the next part.

Renee Howell said...

Love all the shades of red!

BT said...

Super bundle, what fun you're going to have in Part 2. I am taking mine down on Friday when my husband returns from the UK.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

KiOra from Newark, Ohio! I am not sure if the spelling is correct but I visited NZ back in 1994 and have been mesmerized since then. Where is Tauranga, NZ? I so loved you concept of cards and found that some of the different components aged in such different ways. The textures and colors offer a multitude of inspirations and I can hardly wait to see what will develop. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anonymous said...

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Corrine said...

I'm slowly getting around to seeing everyones bundles. Yours looks just great.

The Artful Eye said...

Your bundle faired well. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.