D-Day is here at last! I was up early with the sparrows to dig up my disintegration bundle.
Being a late starter for Seth's disintegration project I thought there would be far less impact on the bundle but there was still enough time for the weather and nature to leave it's imprint. If you look carefully you will see my earthworm colony munching, wriggling and generally doing what earthworms do in healthy loam soil.
Because of all the rain we've had it's a completely different picture to if it had been a dry month. In a dry month the termites probably would have started gnawing on the wood. This piece was already weathered when I buried it so basically all that has happened is that the natural stains from earth, rust and foliage have seeped into the wood. Now that Autumn is here I am leaving a piece of wood buried in the earth until the end of Winter hoping to see some termite damage at the end of it.
The paper obviously didn't fair too well with all the rain but I will let the stronger pieces dry and see whether it strengthens. I've no idea how this fleur-de-lys design came about.
The fabric on the other hand was very rewarding. Now that I know how beautifully it stains the next bundle will have more carefully laid metal objects ....
...... and leaves.
All in all I'm delighted with the results. To see how over 120 other disintegration bundles have faired go to The Altered Page and find your way