For some reason, typing the search phrase "Altered Arts" on Google doesn't bring terrific results. Sure, I get the links to two interesting resources on this topic within the first two pages: Altered Arts Magazine and the Altered Book Club. I even got a couple of links to my own work on the first page. But, a person looking for an idea on what exactly is altered arts or a person looking for tips and tricks on creating altered arts just might get a bit lost in the beginning. You see, right now, I think there's not enough easily available resources on the web regarding this young topic. I'm hoping that I can help change this.
So, consider this piece a first on a series of writings and demos on altered arts --- a relatively new field in the world of art. At least, in the modern context. I believe art alterations have been going on for ages. It's just not recognised and documented enough. Altered art pieces are the sort that you either love 'em or hate 'em. Obviously, I'm with the former group. There may not be a lot of us, but I know that I'm not the only member of this group either.
What are Altered Arts anyway?
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children’s book.
A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” list.
Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.