2.17.2009

Disintegration Project

I love to rip and wrap and tie all kinds of odd bundles together ... . .
so Seth Apters' Disintegration Collaboration seemed to be calling my name.

The challenge is to create a paper bundle and place the bundle in nature until May 1. Each artist is to document the effect of rain, wind, snow on their creation and then post the results on their blog on May 1.
Our local forecast is for snow ... . so , I was anxious to get my piece out today. This fountain is the central visual for my entry courtyard and my primary visual from the french doors in my living room. Easy to keep track of the progress.

I designed this wall with the espaliered Atlas Cedar flanking the fountain, because it's especially beautiful when covered with snow. Even had a bit of a tug of war with Mr. T over leaving the hammock up ... . . again, because I love the way it looks in the snow !

This is a closeup of the central point of the wrapped sheet music cones, with a small rusted tin box tied with ribbon, twine and silver metallic tulle. Other similar rusty boxes have been placed deep within each of the large music cones. Rather tiny hidden gifts..... ... . each with a folded musical message and a piece of Mozart's portrait.
These are some of the elements which compromise the sculpture: vintage sheet music of selected pieces of Mozart - which have been printed with a classic portrait of M. Amadeus. ... . ripped strips of muslin - tied together with pieces of sisal twine ... . . rusty tin boxes and metallic tulle.

... .. . and now , I wait for snow.


[click on each photo to view LARGE]



All photos copyright Judith Thibaut

14 comments:

paris parfait said...

This looks great! I know another artist participating in this project - such an intriguing idea. Sometimes I keep old pieces outside for a long time to make them age quicker - guess it's the same principle. :)

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

This really looks like fun. I'm looking forward to watching the progress. Your enlargements are beautiful!!!
Catherine

Seth said...

Fantastic bundle. It looks amazing already. Cannot wait for May 1! Thanks for joining in.

Chrisy said...

A nice bundle there! Look forward to seeing how it goes...

The Antiques Diva™ said...

What an absolute delight to discover your blog and that I'm on your "Few Favs" list!!! I'll be adding you to mine as well! What amazing art you make... I'm so into this "music sheet" paper.... I make hand made lampshades italian demi-moon style and did a gorgeous pair in music paper.
Best Regards,
Toma, aka The Antiques Diva

vicki archer said...

Can't wait to see the progress - such an interesting idea and so clever. Your work is truly lovely, xv.

Rekha said...

Gr* Idea, can't wait to se ehow this turns out!

Carla said...

What a ripper and wrapper you are. Fab work. Love it. Carlax

cat said...

Great looking bundle!

Laura Pace said...

Love your bundle. Sort of an abstract paper cone bird with something in it's claws in my eyes!

Ruth Rae said...

what yummy art goodness!
I just looked at mine a few days ago... they just look dusty... not a lot going on with the weather here! (but I am in no way complaining!)
A call from me soon! I have a baby shower for 100 this Saturday at my house! so its a little nuts on my end!

Stephanie said...

I love the shape of your piece...happy to have discovered you here from Seth's

Joy Logan said...

I see a bird in your bundled piece! Love how it looks.

rachel whetzel said...

CONES!!! I love that!! This is just yummy on so many levels.