Friday, May 01, 2009

Disintegration Project unveiling

A cloud covering here in the desert isn't typical, but it's lovely for the unveiling of the bundles; the lighting is soft, perfect for photographing. I tied my bundles to the pergola post where grape vines are doing their Jack-in-the-beanstalk thing. My bundles have been out in the elements since Feb. 14 and can be seen here.

This bundle slid down the post last month during a monsoonal storm. Underneath of the bundle mold started to develop, see the last photo.
Epson DuraBrite printed photographs. So much for being smudge, water and fade resistant! They did what I wanted them to do! A few of the images even transferred to the backs of scrapbook paper as shown in the middle of this example. Eureka!

An interesting design started developing on the copper, another example of a photo, and the corrugated cardboard that will now go into another bundle that I'm considering popping into the compost pile for awhile. The cardboard didn't do much.

One sheet of paper to be saved for later use. The rest will be bundled up again.

Some mold action. I'll probably seal it with a spray coat of clear something. I had hoped that the twine would decay some, it has before when we've used it to stake plants; I'll most likely use it to tie the bundles with again.

I'm definitely fascinated by intentional disintegration and plan to do more of it. Thanks Seth!

Quote: Disintegration -- I'm taking it in stride. Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho)


Val Foster said...

Very cool Gail. But I agree with you your bundle needs more disintegration. So do mine. The weather didn't change them very much. I put some things out, but didn't take any before photos or actually join Seth's project. It's a great project though.

Anonymous said...

Your bundle looks great, love all the changes

donnaj said...

love all the changes-and pictures.

Judith. Santa Fe said...

Monsoons and Mold ... . what a lucky artist you are!!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my little bundle ... .


Robyn said...

I love the look of your bundle in this last photograph and I'm kicking myself for not putting photos in mine.

Ginny Gaskill said...

Seeing your bundle I am inspired to save test photos from my inkjet printer and distress them.

Julie said...

Your bundle looks really interesting Gail. I haven't undone mine so maybe I will and then do them up again. I have photos in at least one of mine too.

Renee Howell said...

Thanks for trying those photos - love how they transfered themselves. Definitely going to try that! Ever since the unveil began, I've been thinking about my next bundles. Nice work!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am impress with the slight color transformations on your papers and will be anxious to see how you will renew the post-Nature exposure. Are you journaling with the the next steps? I appreciate the advice about photo copying this evidence.
Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen

nancy neva gagliano said...

i should be logging ideas so i don't forget them from other's bundles...i've been fascinated with trying ways to transfer photos/text.....and i must fold some between pages and set them out there later this summer....good thinking, and the copper!! hmmmmmmhm