Celebrating handmade with Bespoke Zine
|Bespoke Zine, Issue 20, Spring, 2014, Adornment & Embellishment|
How cool is this publication with its passion for handmade and the easy-to-stash-in-your-bag size!! I love it! Such a source of inspiration for any time of year! And how excited am I to have two articles in there??
The article I've written is on embellishment of a different kind - taking an already published book and turning the pages into a series of artists books and objects d’art. Biblio Art Awards is held annually in Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. Artists choose a second hand book from the wheelbarrow in Blarney Books www.blarneybooks.com.au and create a body of work in any medium in response to that book.
The process of this transformation intrigues and delights me. I was invited as a co-judge with Nicki Greenberg (author and artist)in 2010. This year, I entered as a participating artist and chose the Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne, published in 1862. Writing about this entry is just another way of providing a response to the work and to show how it melds together several aspects of art, text and image.
There’s something about paper as a physical medium that continues to challenge us; which causes us to explore the fundamental boundaries between traditional and non-traditional ways of using it. Gelatin mono printing, stitchery, origami and several bookbinding structures have been employed to create this work.
|Several book structures and photo transfer techniques|
While most of you know that I'm wild about yarn, :-) and glass, paper and books are my first love. However, even in my books I use thread…
|Accordion fold book, cut out man and woman stitched together, mono printed pages |
This book highlights the Creation of Man and Woman in the Garden of Cyrus.
These are two chapters in the Religio Medici
|Religio Medici 'adorned'|
The second article for the Spring Issue is a DIY using pages from books to create a necklace.
|paper beads, seed beads and eye pins|
Here are the shapes you can cut out to create your beads.
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