In Which I Am Inspired to Try This At Home

You may say, and what is it?

Erosion bundles.

I learned about them here on Evelyn Flint Art. The idea appealed to me. So I gathered up some stray scraps of paper, some rusty objects (thanking the Claudia McGill Museum for the loan, by the way, and I will say again, the Museum will be back!), some string, photos…

Erosion Bundle 7-17 #1 001

I put these pieces together into bundles. I didn’t give much thought to the groupings; I just set layers together and tied them up. I numbered them with the idea that I’d remember to look for all of them when I want to retrieve them. Seven, I must remember that there are seven…

Erosion Bundle 7-17 #2 002

Then yesterday I took them outside to my back yard.

It was pouring rain so I didn’t stay out long. Here is an overall view of the location they now occupy, with arrows pointing to the ones in view…

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Today, in better weather, my husband weighted them down so they wouldn’t blow away. I have learned that 2-3 months makes some nice artifacts, from Evelyn’s examples. So I’ll keep an eye on them and see what results.

And a thank you to Evelyn for the inspiration!

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14 thoughts on “In Which I Am Inspired to Try This At Home

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    Intriguing. My arty friend Jana has had a lot of success doing something very similar and uses the resulting objects and papers in all sorts of wonderful ways. I look forward to seeing what emerges.

  2. Evelyn Flint

    Thank you Claudia for the link and I’m so pleased that you’re giving this a go. It’s great fun just letting the elements and nature work it’s magic. I’ve almost finished gathering stuff for my next erosion bundle and I will do a post showing how I put it together….

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Oops, somehow missed this one. Sorry to reply so late. The Museum is “resting”. Claudia McGill has had a lot of mental space taken away by everyday life but is regaining control…Eventually, the Museum will reappear on her radar and then…

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