"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking."
— Walter Lippman

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Will Fly Away

Book arts and mixed media combine in this "Shrine Book."   Collage and assemblage techniques are used on the covers.   The base layer covering the cardboard structure is made from pages of a vintage book torn into pieces and applied with a matte medium.   Once that was done, the shrine-like niches were embellished.  I try to let a story or theme unfold without over-thinking it.  The muse leads the way.
White colored pencils are just as I found them in the bottom of my pencil drawer. 
The smaller niches are filled with resin to encase the embellishments.  
A tapestry spine is reinforced with a hidden structural layer and bound with waxed linen.  The book is sturdy and large.
The text line is from a page of an antique book, one of many that I have disassembled to make my journals.   "I will fly away"...... it seemed to add another dimension to the story this book might tell.
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