Thursday, December 4, 2014

Seth Apter's 5 X 5 exhibition

Once again I'm joining Seth Apter as he displays the many 5 X 5 art pieces he received back in 2012.


In case you don't remember, or are new to my blog, here are the rules to this project, as Seth posted them:
Your answer must be presented on a 5" x 5" square, which could be a piece of paper, cardstock, canvas, wood panel, fabric...could be anything. Your answer must be in words, which can be written, typed, drawn, sewn, painted, etc. Since we are artists, I encourage you (but you do not have to) also make your submission visually interesting...in any way you desire.

There were three questions, and we could answer one or all.


So here is the original 5" X 5" square I created. I answered the first question, which was "the artistic ingredient."  I first sewed around the outside of the square, then sewed horizontal lines above and below the information I created on my computer and printed on my handmade paper.  I placed beeswax over the words to the answer, and left the rest of the handmade paper as I made it. If I had to do it again, I believe I would use something other than beeswax to add color and interest.

I sandwiched a square of cardstock between the two pieces of handmade paper, then used variegated brown thread on the back side and a deep green on the front to create the sandwich. Once again, I am just thrilled to be a part of this collaboration.  I'm also thrilled my art will be shown in a REAL gallery!

If you live in the Putnam, CT. area, feel free to consider seeing this wonderful exhibition of over 100 artists.  And thanks for revisiting this art I created back in 2012.  BTW, my sewing skills have not gotten any better.

13 thoughtful remarks:

Nan G said...

The Girls and I are so thrilled for E! Being included in the 5x5 exhibit in an actual art gallery! Wow! Congrats!

jinxxxygirl said...

Congrats Elizabeth!!! Thats just fabulous. My artwork was included in a book published by NorthLight a year ago and a second book with my artwork comes out this month... I know how incredibly wonderful that feeling is of having your art be out in the world. So so happy for you. Hugs! deb

Rebeca Trevino said...

That's right - the art just wants to "get out there into the world"!

Congrats E. I really like this piece.

johanna said...

this is such a super cool idea and the perfect Quote for that!!
i´m proud of you, wonderful experience!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Congrats dear ELizabeth! This is such a fantastic idea for your 5x5's..

fantastic!
Have a great weekend Elizabeth! Hugs to Mr. Bleubeard!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

How exciting for you! Too bad you are so far away. There is a website with a gallery album, but I didn't have time to check it out this morning:

http://www.theemptyspacesproject.org/

I think I will have to see the next theme from the CB before I commit, too.

see you there! said...

Exciting to have your piece included in an exhibit. Wish I were closer so I could go see it.

Darla

Nancy said...

Would love to see this exhibit- how fun to have your work as part of it. Love the handmade paper, and of course anything with stitching on it draws me like a magnet. Well done.

Krisha said...

Congrats E! Very exciting indeed! The exhibit sounds fascinating, wish I could come and see it.

Caterina Giglio said...

Congrats, E, so happy for you, it is an awesome show and I know it will do well... x

Jo Murray said...

It's wonderful to be included in an exhibition you didn't expect. Great news!

Seth said...

Thrilled to have you and your work included in the show. Wish you could see the whole exhibition in person. It looks incredible!

Dianne said...

Love your answer, and your handmade paper! ♥