Sunday, December 16, 2012

Seth Apter's 5 x 5 Project

A number of blog posts ago, I showed images of the three 5 x 5 projects that I created for Seth Apter's "5 x 5 Project," an online extension of his book The Pulse of Mixed Media.  The prompts for which he asked us to create artwork were as follows: 1)If your artwork could talk, what would it say?  2)Who has had the most impact on your creative life?  3)What is one thing you have never shared with the creative community?  Each prompt was to be "answered" with a piece of artwork 5" x 5" square.  The artwork could include other visual elements, but was to be primarily based on some sort of written text or typography.  Since much of my work incorporates the written word in some form, I felt that this was a creative endeavor I could not turn down, and I had a wonderful time in the studio coming up with my visual responses to his prompts.    I created a 5 x 5 piece for each of the three prompts, and mailed them to Seth in NYC.  The magazine Somerset Studio found out about this project, and did a 10-page article on it, in their November/December, 2012 issue.  To my complete amazement, my "If your artwork could talk. . ." piece was included in this article.  One or more of the pieces I created for this project will be included in Seth's blog post on the 5 x 5 Project on his blog, The Altered Page (, this coming Sunday, December 23rd.