17/03/2009

preparing for disintegration

It started with Seth and an old piece of rusty metalTHEN THIS- some 16mm found film footage and some film transparencies!
it quite obviously needed some paper!
And a bit of COLOUR "Why not some teabags and teabag paper" I thoughtand some string and stuff to tie it all up!! a collection was forming - I became excited
A bundle forming!
now to wrap it all up!
neally there! it's feeling playful - like pass the parcel!
finished and ready for the great outdoors!but first a dunking in some water with a squidge of bleach - just to get it going - oohh the colours are running...................tucked under the bay tree and in amongest some weeds - I might be tempted to peep now and again! added protection from the neighbouring cats! and there it waits until 1 May! I am very late starting this off but still it has 6 weeks to do it's disintegrating - will that be enough time I wonder - I'll start in the Autumn next time

16 comments:

Jo Horswill said...

What an amazing bundle of great "stuff"...will look forward to seeing the great unravelling of this one!

Char said...

interesting - I've never seen weathering like this before

Margaret Ryall said...

YES! Great idea. I can't wait to see what happens with the passage of time. This activity is so connected to the themes I explore in my art. Why didn't I get this fantastic idea?

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

What a great plan, can't wait to see the results

Seth said...

Hey Rosie. Thanks for joining in!! Love all the treasures inside the bundle. It is going to look fantastic on May 1!

Jeane said...

this was so much fun and all I had to do was sit here! loved the jump start with the bleach water! and the scully head to keep the cats away! will look forward to the unveiling....and ps, obviously I was able to get your post - all seems okay now...

Annie said...

Wonderful! The skull just made me laugh over my cornflakes!

Like Jeane, I think, I noticed the last couple of dashboard feeds have come up blank for your posts - it was fine today, but the last few days I haven't been able to read your new posts.

grrl+dog said...

mm.. May 1st. IS that Beltane? Cool date to get things undresssed in any case..

A rambling rose said...

Hey grrl+dog you got it!! of course you did! It takes a guerilla with banana!! and for those of you who are still a bit baffled Beltane is an ancient celtic festival and was when the herds were taken to their summer pastures (sheep's skull!!) I am not sure if Seth orginally chose this date because of the connection or if he mentioned it - might have missed that bit!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This was great to watch...I love your collection and the bleach was genius. I can't wait to see the disintegration in May...depends on the weather but it's a mystery until then!

femminismo said...

Wow, you are a wild woman. What a packet with such great cat protection! In answer to your library card question, here's the answer in case you don't check back soon: Dear Rambling Rose, I'm sorry to hear the link doesn't work but very, very happy to hear you got your card. Yes, I've decided that I would love to have them back. At first I said "keep them" but I am so overwhelmed with happiness at the way they've rolled along so magnificently that I'd like to put them into a little book. I'll copy this on your blog too. - Jeanne

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Amazing! I look forward to see the disintegration.

Wild Somerset Child said...

Oh what fun! And a perfect ram's head (or sheep) for 1st May - will you be dancing round the disintegration?

Luisa Santos said...

this is such a cool idea!!!!!!!!! how did u come up w this? I look forward to seeing the results. It looks beautiful as it is though... I was scrolling and wondering how you would present it, only after I realised it was about disintegration. Great great great!

Lise said...

I love your crazyness and imagination ! And falling in love with the protection for the cats ! lol !

Take care ... see u on May,1 !

rachel whetzel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!