Monday, August 17, 2009

DisCo Redux

My Big Reveal for DisCo
My little BIG book of all things recycled.

The Disintegration Collaboration Project- dreamt up
and hosted by none other than Seth Apter fellow
artist extraordinaire a.k.a. "The Altered Page"

You can read about how DisCo got started here.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is the name of my
little BIG book, now a journal and keeper of

The early days
Phase 1
outside in the elements.

First reveal May 1
Tired, patina'd and still holding on.

the final reveal- a new chapter, new design
DisCo Redux

small bundles of recycled painted papers, stiffened
and made into a small signature.

canvas cut in half, small circles now remind me of
the earth, and what we need to do to contribute
to it's health and well being. Reduce, reuse and recycle.

top view

and back. Small coin which used to hang from
canvas tag is a reminder of the small changes we
need to make to make a difference. It is now used
as a closure to this book.

Thank-you for your visits and kind words.

and a special thank-you to Seth for always
inspiring and prodding the artist within each of us.

~ Andrea


Seth said...

What a fantasic creation. I love the book, the use of the canvas, the circles...all of it. So glad you have been a part of this project!!!

Debrina said...

I like this book - it's so cool! I hope more people come on by to see this later entry! Well done.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Wahoo what a little/big gem you have here! This is a real treasure. I love how you used the circles to remind you/us of the earth and the coin to remind you/us of the need change. Truly awesome Andrea!

Anonymous said...

OH MY HEAVENS this totally knocks my socks off! I love the book! The circles! WOW WOW WOW! Miss you so much! I will email you soon! Things crazy here getting the boys ready for school!

John M. Mora said...

Wow, Andrea - this one is alive - looks like you also could have "sewed my new bluejeans."

Just kidding - but staying on topic - "Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk..."

Looking forward to your being out East....

My best...

Rika said...

What a wonderful book, love this!

Deborah Truesdell said...


This is one of my favorite pieces you have created! I would love to see it in person, hold it, touch the pages and soak in the colors, shapes and textures! Excellent job - it reflects your heart beautifully!


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Hermine said...

Gorgeous, I absolutely love your little chunky book!

Debi said...

Like we used to say in the 70s, FAR OUT, man! Beautiful work, Andrea. I love seeing the whole process like this. I'm with the other commenter who said she wanted to touch it, pour over it. Me too.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Really fantastic from beginning to end! Wonderful book you've created!

Tami Bayer said...

Andrea, it's a lovely creation. Thank you for sharing the journey from beginning to end. Your use of symbolism makes this extra special. So nice to see what you've been making. I'm always inspired by you.

Diane said...

Great book! Your creation shows much imagination =)

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