November 20, 2010

Folded Page Book Art...

Today I finished a little project I have had in my head for a while. It took a lot of folding time, so I worked on it over several days. Using an old book to craft new art has always intrigued me. There are some beautiful examples that I found here, here, and here.  Martha Stewart had an article in Living with directions for folded page book sculptures. I used a few old books to practice (they look like these) and liked them well enough to "shelve" in my niche at the top of the stairway. Truth is, I liked the fact that they had red hardcovers and I needed that color there. There are many artists who also slice ,  dice and crumple their books into incredible distortion, that is impossible to resist. I am drawn to it all. My favorites are the works of Cara Barer, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Su Blackwell and Brian Dettmer.


 It is pretty intimidating stuff for sure. (above: Cara Barer, Su Blackwell)
Nevertheless, I gave it a shot and here is my creation.  I decided to use newspaper for the garland, flowers and leaves...there are slight bits of color.


Do you think this is something you would like to try?

6 comments:

  1. Bonjour,
    This is beautiful, yes I would like to try, but not sure I could pull it off. Thank you for coming by and following along. I am now a new follower and look forward to coming back to visit soon.
    Wishing you a good week,
    Mimi

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  2. Yes! I want to make some Christmas decorations with book pages. Your lamp shade is beautiful.

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  3. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I've tried a couple of simple ones, but nothing too fancy.

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  4. I'm amazed at how many things can be made with books and book pages! You did a great job on yours - fun idea to use the newspaper too.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Wow,these are so interesting. I like them all, but it looks hard to do ... thanks for visiting.

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  6. What an interesting concept! I like the idea and your final product. Btw is that a rock covered in crochet by the book? If so did you make it?

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