Friday, April 27, 2012
John Muir's exquisite words describing his long love affair with nature was the initial draw for me in creating this book. I had the piano scroll for a while...liking the fact that it could morph into a book easily. The idea for the finished piece came to me in a dream/awake state one night about 2 am. I like the synchronism of Muir repeating the words "song and singing" with function of the player piano music sheet making a perfect connection between the two. Engineering a way to roll the scroll back into the box by incorporating more antique elements with the glass knobs and brass rod completed the book.
Medium/Materials Used: Antique player-piano music with original box. Calligraphy done with a Timothy Leigh handmade pen and Ziller North Wind White waterproof ink. Decorative handmade paper from Italy. Antique glass knobs and threaded brass rod.
Posted by ds watkins at 11:50 AM
Monday, April 9, 2012
Here is a shot of a portion of the amazing group show we had at the Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, Washington.
A close up of Laura Gable's trio of interactive sculptures.
|Kuan Yin trio of wall hanging/books. "Love" "Peace" and "Compassion" ©Laura Gable|
Artist June Hansen made the most amazing journal quilt and bound it together in book form:
Posted by ds watkins at 11:27 AM
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Artist Kriss Bottino's Book was featured at the Book Arts Show:
|detail of the words "A family tree..." by ©Kriss Bottino|