Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Disintegration by Earth

Here is my earth installation. Its very simple. After reading more about what some of the other artists did I wanted to follow suit and have some interesting papers to use in my art that had been aged in the natural elements. I am always trying to use my paints to make paper and object appear ancient. So for this second disintegration project I am burying a collection of papers etc. In my parcel are: text pages from a Russian science book, a German Bible an atlas, shelf liner, a brown paper bag, canvas, linen, Grunge board, newspaper, paper towels, pre-painted clayboard and tied up with some cotton lace. After I buried it I watered it in well to get the decomposing working as fast as possible. Maybe I will go dig up some red wigglers and transplant them into the dirt by my project. :) I love gardening and this is definitely a different twist on planting the seed.


Seth said...

It is great to see you take this one step further. This is gonna be good on May 1! Thanks too for your comments on my blog!

Anonova said...

What a cool idea!! Just remember where you buried it. ;)
Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is a terrific project; good for the soul :) Love seeing the progressions.

Your journal pages are awesome! Love the feather inclusions.