Thursday, June 18, 2009

Disintegration Collaboration- part 2

For some of us the Dis-Co project is far from over. Seth has announced that there will be a call for artists to 'show and tell' what they did with their bundles on Sept 1. I am posting this now because my Dis-Co project is made up from 3 parts. Part one started and ended with the first bundles reveal (which you can see here.) Part 2 is this post and a definite continuation of part 1. So here goes....

Above: The unfolded and dried out contents of my first bundle.
Below: Yes, I did rip up all those precious pieces of carefully unfolded papers into a thousand tiny pieces. I hesitated for a moment...this was going to be irreversible after all...took a deep breath and started ripping! I really wanted to mesh all those paper goodies into one thing, one new thing that was a direct result of my scraps ending up in a collaboration with Mother Nature.



Yes... I made paper! It wasn't very good paper being my first attempt but my willingness to trust my instincts and rip up the contents of my bundle has opened the floodgates to a whole new path of creativity. Paper making! Although most of you will have seen my more recent attempts here already. I intentionally left little bits of the source papers visible but it did result in weak and sporadically bald paper! I liked being able to see little words here and there (even a complete...nest...wahoo!) but the project didn't seem finished so I.... reserved a few bits and bundled it up again!


Today, June 19 in my part of the globe my bundle went back out to the clothes line. Carefully bound in more handmade paper and tied with cotton to two seedpods my bundle has started part 3 of it's journey. Watch this space...SEPT 1 is the 2nd big reveal by artists all over the globe. The paper making journey is far from over too:)

8 comments:

Debrina said...

Blimey! A thousand pieces - you weren't wrong there! It was the very last thing I expected you to do...but then, you have been making paper recently...lol.
You go girl!
I'm right behind you on the stage 3 phase.

John said...

rolling.papers - the top "collage" (photo really) is just beautiful.

Mick said...

Well done, young lady! This is all so fabulous! :D

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Love It! Papermaking is so fun and what a great way to use your DisCo!

The Gossamer Woman said...

How exciting, Lisa. Good idea to make paper, of course. You would do that! I'm still waiting to find out how. And now a second bundle. Wow, what will that reveal? I'm more than interested.

alice said...

Love what you make!

Seth said...

Wonderful Lisa! I love that you ripped it all up. You took disintegration to a whole new level. And then you put it all back together. Exactly what I hoped would happen with this project. And now you are at it again....brilliant!!

Vanessa said...

That was brave Lisa! There was no going back like you said; just forward. Disintergration and reformation... it is fabulous to see what you can come up with working with a verb as a theme.