Monday, January 30, 2012
BookArt , BA-BR
Pieces for an upcoming BookArt show in March - my BA-BR series. Four pieces (3 completed) utilizing 95% of Book 2, BA - BR of a 1968 Popular Mechanics Encyclopedia set.
The last piece will be "Do-it", (words from a portion of the cover) a small, chunky book with the It's fun to repair a broken book, article from the book, resized to fit its new format.
Left to Right:
*Bookend, sculpture, the bottom 1" of Book 2
*A Home Without Books... approx 14 x 4 x 9"
*Popular, a composite of page parts from Book 2, gives a glimpse of the text and the era.
Detail of A Home Without Books...
Etched around the base reads, "A Home Without Books Is Like A House Without Windows"
I'm getting a bit freaked about what I don't have done for the show. If you're local, please check out the show - March, Allied Arts Gallery. Bookart is an exquisite art form, the most intimate and engaging I've experienced. There's no easy way to explain the form, it's best experienced. Our BookArt group will acts as docents throughout the show to discuss and make available the books to hold and experience.