my 3D class decided to participate in Seth’s disintegration project. I was so brain dead on Tuesday i couldn’t remember the names of any of the artists I wanted to reference with regards to this kind of work… fortunately so many of you are participating that we were able to look at your works and get inspired. So a big thank you to Seth for organizing this project and letting us join in, and to all the other artists whose amazing work got our creativity flowing. I asked each of the students to write their own statement (because we all know you need to practice that evil statement writing thing!!), so you can read those below with their project pictures. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments for them! I played along to, you can see my project at my blog here!

allison-kota This project is the work of Allison Kota, here is her statement: The main focus for this project is to see how the different materials I used will disintegrate. I used some materials that I think will decompose quickly and some that might not at all. I am curious to see what happens to the colors also. I would like to see the colors bleed and mix into the materials.

amber This project is the work of Amber Lussier, here is her statement:This project is an experiment to see what kind of effect the weather will have on our objects. Using ribbed tank tops, acrylic paint, India ink and postal servic elyrics, I have suspended a message and offered it up to nature.

claire This Project is the work of Claire Brauchier, statement forthcoming….

dana This project is the work of Dana  Wright, here is his statement:Written on notebook paper is a prayer to the “powers that be”, bound in brown paper, felt and wire. What effects will the elements have on felt and wire? Will the elements reach the prayer and allow it to be released to the universe? Will the prayer be answered?

dave-ryan this is actually two projects, those of Ryan DeCinque and David Grice. David will be posting a statement shortly. Here is Ryan’s statement: There are two stages. My first stage involves three self portraits in different mediums crinkled and hung. After an appropriate time of decay they will be placed face down on mylar paper outside. All four papers will then be presented side by side with the mylar film last. (I would just like to add that this project is killing Ryan, he doesn’t like handing over control of the work at all!!)

katie This project is the work of Katie Chriscaden: My project is simple yet meaningful. It is made up of wires, tape and various papers. I call it the wishing package because my wish is stored away covered in tissue paper, hoping it will eventually be revealed and realized.

mark This project is teh work of Mark Wendaur: The inside of the bundle contains a mixed media drawing of a lone tree. The various medias are expected to have different results when effected by the weather, which will result in a blending of colors and lines and create a new environment on the page.

tim This is Timothy LaSalle’s project: When the project was explained I knew it had to involve plants, and my old VHS tapes that I had a box of lying around. Instantly a vision of making a plant pot came into mind as if to combine obsolete technology and nature to show how they can be reused/recycled to fit a new purpose.