Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
This is the final page of my mixed media book. As the pages have evolved, so have my thoughts and plans on the binding. I will be completing the backs of each page as well as the binding this week and will post pictures of the complete book soon.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
It seems increasingly rare to find something new and completely different in the area of book arts and altered books. However I think Brian Dettmer's work falls into that category. His book autopises take altering to a new level and are mesmerizing. A few of his pieces are illustrated below. You can find many more here.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Here is another page in my mixed media book. The second picture is a detail from the page and highlights an altered, original, vintage handwritten letter from Italy. Please click on the photos to see each in larger format. One or two more pages and I will be finished with the right half of the book. I will then bind that section and show a photo on my blog as a work in progress.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Another page for my mixed media book. The altered images are from photographs I took at a museum in Vancouver and a gallery in New York. Again, I love interactive elements in books and these photos show the lower flap both raised and lowered.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
For a fun,participatory art experience, go to this site and create your own Pollock masterpiece. Move the mouse to draw and click the mouse to change colors. Press the space bar to clear the canvas. You can even print it out.
Friday, September 7, 2007
When I look at any artwork, I take in both the whole image as well as the smaller details. I have noticed that I am always discovering new elements within the art that I love the most. This is especially true in mixed media work. Sometimes I even think that just one small section of a larger piece would have made an amazing creation on its own. That got me thinking about my own art and got me started on a hunt for the favorite fragments from some of the pieces I have made myself.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
This is a mixed media postcard that I made using an image that I photographed, found and altered paper, and acrylics. I like the movement captured by this piece, almost as if the wind is blowing the components of the postcard.