Thursday, January 28, 2016
I needed to do some art that would give me some immediate gratification as the other projects going on in my studio are a bit labor-intensive. So I am once again making small collages measuring 5x8".
They are made of the remnants of all of the materials from previous projects. Each one has a piece of a library catalog card somewhere in the collage.
In 2005 I did this as a discipline every day for a year. I am not quite that adamant about this time around. Just having a bit of fun working small. Last time all of the pieces were horizontal, as the one above is, but some are vertical like the one below.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Yesterday I taught a workshop at the Morgan Paper Conservatory in Cleveland. The participants who made these amazing books incorporated a concertina fold that creates both the spine and the attachment for the pages. The book is called a piano hinge structure due to the way the covers lock together with a dowel as seen in the sample below.
It was a gray January day in Ohio but having this project to work on was fun and I hope rewarding for all. The Morgan is a great place to learn new techniques involving paper making, printing and the book arts. You can visit their website at http://morganconservatory.org.
Thursday, January 21, 2016