Monday, August 29, 2011

Style File- Seth Apter's Pulse

if you're a mixed media artist and are not familiar with seth apter's blog the altered page change that right now. seth is a very generous artist who provides all sorts of sparks to the creative spirit.

one of those is his project the pulse. in seth's words:

...... a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals. More than 130 artists have answered a series of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented in a series of online posts which will run every Sunday.

the current pulse asked the following questions:

  • If you could take a class from one artist from anytime in history, including the present, who would it be and why?
  • The one technique or tool that you cannot live without is… 
  • Show a picture of a favorite piece of art that you have created and explain its meaning for you.
  • How would you describe your artistic style? Include one image that shows this off.
  • What is the one thing that you know now that you would have liked to have known when you first started to create art?
  • Photograph a still life that you create using an array of objects. I have attached an example but absolutely anything goes.
this is a great exercise for me because i am not by nature introspective and i tend to do rather than spend a lot of (any?) time thinking about what i'm doing. but i think that it is important to touch base with that sometimes (and it can make writing artist statements less painful)

the first of these to be showcased on the altered page is the one about artistic style, and it has been fascinating reading how artists describe their art and matching that to the images that were sent in. i'm in this week's style file , and this is the image i chose to represent my artistic style. i'm curious to know if you think i described my style like you would?


Seth said...

Thanks for being a part of this project and sharing such a wonderful artwork on my site.

marianne said...

seth- thank you for doing this project- and all of the others that you do too. you're an inspiration-

Cindy Jones Lantier said...

I just found you via Seth's site. I love -- absolutely LOVE -- the painting that is shown here and on his page. Beautiful work!