I love making custom made matching boxes
for my artist's books. Here are a few:
|Green book made for a wonderful lady in New York City, Liz.|
I've been experimenting with various textures
on the covers. My goal: to create strong, sturdy, and
durable textures that would allow years of
handling and the books still look great.
|Restroom, artist's book and matching box, 2013|
Restroom's cover is created with fabric,
acrylic paint, mulberry paper and dictionary
pages. A layer of methylcellulose (a glue
and binder used to create paste papers as well
as book conservation) was brushed on top
to seal the design.
|Invisible, currently part of the Art in Embassies Program|
The cover of Invisible was also sealed with
methylcellulose. I like this binder much better than
acrylic mediums as they tend to feel sticky.
|Yellow Jazz, currently on exhibit at the US Embassy in Niamey, Niger.|
Yellow Jazz is one of my favorite creations using
pigments and acrylic mediums. The cover started as a
paste paper and turned into a heavily textured
cover for the book and box.
|Geometry of Chaos, artist's book and box|
Geometry of Chaos: I used black acrylic paint
and mixed it with Golden's mediums and additives.
Maybe Golden will let me demonstrate my
techniques with their products?