Monday, November 29, 2010
I came across this work by Ania Gilmore over at Catherine Nash's blog and thought it would be good to share. Sorry about the size of the photos...
Ania Gilmore, Lexington, MA & Warsaw, Poland
Library of Alexandria
Altered book, burned pages, wax, shellac. One of a kind. 5 x 7.5”
Saturday, November 27, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Apologies for not putting up a more advanced image of my Claire Beynon piece, but I have misplaced my camera cord. I have a whole lot of almost-finished shots, but no way to get them to you until the pesky little thing reappears.
Yes, I said ALMOST FINISHED. I just have to take them off the drying racks and do the finishing touches, and they will be wending their way to the appropriate people. And then I need to think about the Winterson piece, which I'm not so confident about.
So. If you are one of the appropriate people, please send me an email to ampersandduck at the gmail.com and give me your address. I would be most grateful. I can then compile the edition list and send it back to you for when you are finished (no pressure!). And then I can send the books, and that is one big TICK OFF MY LIST.
If you are not on the edition list but think you might want a book anyway, I will have some left-overs, but I may charge a reasonable sum for them, if that's ok. I'm not making a lot of dosh at the moment, and if I give one more thing away, my husband will keel over. Register your interest at the email above, or just wait until I show you the results & see if you're still interested. And then get in touch.
Here's another teaser though:
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Okay so perhaps building sculptures with books isn’t my forte, but I wanted to show you this first purchase of materials towards my BAO effort.
For this project, I’ve decided to work on my first altered books. I picked these up for $2 each from the recent Rotary Book Fair, enough for the edition and a couple to practise on to get me started.
And I shall have absolutely no guilt about drawing, cutting or whatever all over these – they are all Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, so that makes them “altered” already!