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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Erosion Bundle Project

I decided to take part in the 2010 Erosion Bundle Project.

First, the important dates:
January 1, 2010 - place bundle in nature
In between = share thoughts and photos
April 15, 2010 - retrieve bundle from nature
August 1, 2010 - finish art piece using your eroded stuff and rejoice

Below are photos of the items I've included in my bundle. Some of these items are twine, copper foil, gilded leaf, a drawing from my sketch pad, a sliver from a 2X4, a paperclay heart wrapped in wire, watch parts, old magazine pages and assorted pictures.

I then wrapped my bundle in the old magazine pages. These pages were so brittle they started to break before I was even finished. I tied everything together with my twine and realized this bundle wouldn't last the night.
So then I wrapped that bundle in a piece of copper mesh and tied it off with red wire. I love this copper mesh and use it often in my mixed media pieces. I'm excited to see how it weathers.
The bundle is hung outside my kitchen window on a sheppard's crook. I'll be able to observe it every morning when I'm making our coffee.


Kris said...

Your bundle looks very cool hanging there! Can't wait to see how that mesh weathers. I bet it won't have a shiny spot on it by spring :)

Mrs Pretzel said...

SO COOL!! I can't wait to get mine together with the boys!! Hoping tomorrow.

stephanie said...

This is a very cool idea - I can't wait to see what happens to it! I think something like this would be fun, but then once I retrieved the bundle, I'd have no idea what to do with it! :-)

My Creative House said...

Wonderful bundle you have made, lots of different thinks, it will be interesting to see what you make of it. Thanks for comment on my blog.

Lawendula said...

Looks like a present! :)

Artful new year!

joyce said...

cool. cool. cool. i especially love how you used the copper mesh!

BadPenny said...

I love that you can see it from your window and that you put a scetch in the bundle xx

Kathy McElroy said...

cool. love the wire mesh

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Love your colours! I will be interested to see how they change.