MONICA SEGGOS
POLYMATH
ARTIST - FASHION DESIGNER - STORYTELLER - ENTREPRENEUR - FUTURIST

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Transdisciplinary Art

"...emergence of a new discipline transcending 
 the boundaries of disciplinary perspective...
It can be considered as the culmination of interdisciplinary efforts...
[that] has a wholism associated with it."

What is Transdisciplinary?
Jaya Ramchandani


"the transdisciplinary artist blends all the pieces of knowledge and skill together
and creates art that we cannot define through the canons 
that specify genres as we know them.  
Art that goes beyond genre does not reveal the elements from which it is made, 
and it is manifested as a homogeneous entity that exists independently;
it goes across many disciplines, in order to reach a final destination."

What Does the Term InterdisciplinaryArtist Imply? 
Patina Lee for Widewalls


Transdisciplinary Art is the synthesization
of multiple disciplines

Monica Seggos
4 October 2019 


 


 

I do not need to rewrite my history

I just need to remove its mask  

election stress reliever:

Jason Statham 

 this is it.  

this is the answer. 

it has always been the answer.

 "eros cannot live without philia...  Philia is the relaxation in the
presence of the beloved which accepts the other's being as being; it
is simply liking to be with the other, liking to rest with the other,
liking the rhythm of the walk, the voice, the whole being of the
other...Philia does not require that we do anything for the beloved
except accept him, be with him, and enjoy him."  

Rollo May

 

 
Maybe these are a little more immersive. 
Have a look around 
 



Metamorphosis (digitally transformed paper collage) 2020
 
Within the deepest of woods, 
amongst the moss draped rocks and trees adorned with the odor of fungus and dank,
there hangs a chrysalis.
The chrysalis fractures, 
breaking the silence that echoes with the music of descending drops of rain. 
The air fills with a waft of bergamot and ylang ylang, 
merged with the tang of blood, 
and falls, melding with the scent of the woods.
The rebirth disseminates on the back of the moisture laden air
 and blankets the terrain.
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Exploring how to bring emotions and presence to absence 
with visuals and words over the ether 
in an attempt to make this an immersive experience 
 (like my physical installations). 
All the collages I've been making are studies. 
It's not how they look or present as art. 
Instead I'm inviting you to feel the wonder of being in that space
as if it were real.
 


 

On Olfactory Art

Smell Manifesto by Guy Bleus, 1978


 


 


 

finished my first screenplay ever tonight
🥰

 

What does it mean to give oneself over to pleasure in dress without compromise?  Chris Breward


Memories, Dreams and Relections (6 October 20) Digital collage over paper collage

Based on a dream I had as a child-a dream about an incredible sculptress living in Victorian or Edwardian London who achieved acclaim for her work. When they found out she was crippled (the word used in my dream) in her right leg, she was abandoned. She spent the rest of her life living under a bridge in the city. Years later, when I saw the movie "Camille Claudel" I was traumatized. I felt I had experienced the life of the sculptress in my dream through watching the film. 

For @morbidanatomy class, The Archaeology of the Self: with Artist Eleanor Crook

Gallery of Childhood Things

I included Dali, because my father had this incredible Dali art book
At 7/8 I didn't understand the work but found it mesmerizing
The reclining nude represents my Greek heritage
as well as my father's stone sculptures that inspired me
The rest of the art is mine I made in my childhood

for my Archaeology of the Self class
at Morbid Anatomy with Eleanor Crook


When?


My Love (2020) Peep Show



Classic Hollywood Noir 

No.
Not here.
Not with him.
Go with the old man and the dog,
and lie under the clouds
(blood red from the eclipse of moon and Mars).
Birth of a Star (ink blot on paper, acrylic pen, digital collage)

What!?! Shit!





Half the Perfect World is Found (25 Sept 20) Digital collage over paper collage
Collage enables me to explore my relationship
to beauty and to my imagination. 
I need that right now. 
For my class, The Archaeology of the Self: with Artist Eleanor Crook
You Will Be (21 Sept 20)

You Will Be (20 September 20)


Lady of the Lake (to the left)


Venus Anadyomene (It's Time for Your Life)

Neptune S'amuse 😄


Quarantine in LA

Plunge
I have been so worried about the birds dying in all this smoke
I hear them chirping this morning 
deafening silence would be so upsetting 
it is so utterly tranquil this evening
the breeze is restless
yet soothing
wafting over me
caressing the space
that I inhabit
it is blissful
Thank you for teaching me how to live
You will never be forgotten
9/11
I stepped outside to go for a walk earlier
and stepped right back in
Unbearable smell of smoke
apparently the brilliant orange sun this morning 
is from the smoke of the fires
Still doesn't do it justice

it's only going up to 91 today
so it's not the heat 
wow
so blessed to see this
 I wish I could capture how orange the sun is this morning!!
it is like a ball of vibrant, fluorescent orange
the power of the color is like nothing I've ever seen here
W🧡W!!!!

The Bower Bird (5 Sept 20) Collage on Paper

Bower bird males decorate their spaces
with found objects
to entice the females. 
Some of the found objects are sparkly 
or are stolen from other bower bird's nests. 

The males then peck and peck at the females
to see which ones tolerate the attacks. 
The one that survives and stays around
is the one they mate with. 

 Phew! Wow!! It's a little warm out today! 

 Wow. The heat is in the air and it's not quite the temperature that it's projected to be yet! Phew! And I'm still in the shade 

I'm looking for a manager
If anyone knows a manger who is interviewing prospective clients,
please let me know

Thanks!
the era of Malcolm Gladwell
and specialization
is over

we are in the dawning of
The Age of the Polymath

Welcome
for years,
I have split myself into pieces
When amongst a fashion crowd,
I have said that I am a fashion designer,
stylist and set designer.
When amongst the film industry,
I have said that I am an actor.
When amongst artists,
I have said I am an artist.
When amongst writers,
I have said that I am a poet.
When I am around business people
I am a businesswoman
I have separate websites and separate social 
social media sites for everything

I am not doing this anymore
I started a community group 
for all things polymath
on Quora
I hope you will join!
You can find me on Quora
where I am sharing information
and my experience
of being a polymath
Monica Seggos
this week, 
I changed all my social media accounts to reflect my new title
Polymath
Those of us who FINALLY claim our right to call ourselves Polymaths 
are neither bragging or lacking in humility. 
Personally, I have finally come to the point that I am tired of trying to fit in. 
On one hand, those who believe in specialization
 criticize polymaths for being dilettantes
 and on the other, we are accused of being pretentious. 
I will never fit in, no matter what. 
I am what I am
I now choose to claim what I am.
after years of writing poetry, proposals,
automediality, memoir,
 academic papers and love letters,
here is how I am finally able to 
wrap my head around screenwriting
or
that is definitely manageable





somehow transported
To Live and Die in LA


I’ve been taking a lot of comic book classes
during the coronavirus
Last week, I did an artist residency with CAMP and artist Gabrielle Bell
Usually the residency is in the mountains outside Toulouse,
but, you know, Covid
It was an amazing group of people online from all over the globe
Gabrielle stressed that comics
are autobiographical, and they make you feel something
(right up my alley!!)
I just posted my comic, I and Me,
mixing it with collage, which Gabrielle loved
I like that her style is so personal,
 and I like the idea I can add this to my automediality repertoire
In my other classes, I am looking towards creating a female character
that is more traditional (Marvel) in style
It is taking a lot of time and effort,
because I am learning anatomy
I also love Pulp Fiction book covers,
and have wanted to paint some of my own
So the effort I am putting into learning how to draw the figure
is time well spent
I and Me
27 Aug 2020









a point of view
welcome to LA, sun
Finished the first draft
of my first screenplay
of my first short film
💥
good morning

first day I've taken the bandage off my oil splatter burn
this was after tripping and falling down 
the steps coming home in the dark of the morning