Saturday, January 2, 2010

Erosion Bundles Art Project


I'm very excited about this new art project I'm participating in.

It's called The Erosion Bundle Project.

It's been organized by a very talented artist I'm proud to call my friend Kris Henderson.

This is a simple personal and creative challenge: to create a bundle made of my favorite media and hang the bundle outdoors.

Mother Nature is to be our collaborative partner, other participating artists will be our sounding boards, and our inspiration!

In my bundles I placed some old sheet music, large colored post-it notes, some cotton, coffee grounds, colored tissue paper dots, paper flowers, old keys, copper tags, old keyboard parts, printers heat foils, colored construction paper, colored printed papers, and cardboard tubes. I can't wait to see what nature and time does to them all!
The schedule for the project is as follows:
On January 1, 2010 - I placed my Erosion Bundles in nature.
In between = we will share thoughts and photos
On April 15, 2010 - I will retrieve my bundle from nature
By August 1, 2010 - I will finish an art piece using my eroded stuff!

http://erosionbundles.blogspot.com/ if you are curious to follow along...
I chose to do 3 identical bundles, to allow Mother Nature to tell me WHEN to use the treasures inside. I will take one down on April 15th, but I've tied all my bundles on with cotton string, so when they disintegrate and fall down, I will create with the other bundles. I think it will be interesting to see different time intervals of the disintegration.

8 comments:

Kris Henderson said...

I like them! They actually look like they belong there :)
And they have a Christmasy look :)
Cheers!

Aileen said...

Your so clever Kari, I love this idea of using the netting, I think I just may borrow your idea! Thanks for sharing!

Joanne Huffman said...

I'll enjoy watching their progress and look forward to seeing what they look like at the end of this project.

bad penny said...

great fun - mine were too flimsy to hang so I've wedged them behind the clematis !

kathy mc said...

Great idea using those bag. They look very cool hanging in your trees.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I was going to say that I love the use of the net bags too! They'll be contained yet mother nature won't be restrained...this should get some great results!

Thanks for your visit:)

Deborah said...

Great fun! I'm looking forward to seeing what happens.

Jasmine said...

I am playing with the erosion bundles too. Can't wait to see how it all turns out xJ

http://natureswhispers.blogspot.com/