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Friday, 6 February 2009

Disintegrating

Seth at The Altered Page has created a new collaboration of artists taking part in a project of disintegration. Basically you wrap up a bundle of papers any way you like then place it in a nature and watch what happens. Those taking part have posted before photos of their paper bundles and will post after pictures on the first of May in a grand unveiling. As a nature observer I have seen many things disintegrate through natural actions and it is fascinating. This is the first time I have seen art created out of it. I chose to make my bundle in the form of ancient scrolls. Anyone who has watched documentaries about ancient history will be familiar with the image of piles of scrolls in museums. Discoveries of ancient scrolls are often of decrepit sheets, rolled tightly and crushed by time. Now I get the chance to see my very own snapshot of the ravages of time.

5 comments:

Seth said...

Creative bundle! I love how it is nestled in the tree, with all that snow in the background. So happy you have decided to participate!

trudi said...

Hi Gillian,
I've joined you in Seth's project. Great image here....I wish I would have thought of rolling the paper!

Laura Pace said...

I really like the look of your packet all tucked in. Seems all ready to take on the weather you are having there in Scotland.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such an exciting project, your scrolls are brilliant!

rachel whetzel said...

oooh! snow!! I wish we had that element to factor into our bundle... it just makes me happy to see... :)