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.
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All photos copyright Judith Thibaut