That’s all I have to report, really, because I have spring break brain.
I’m making a THICK roundback book. Thirty-six signatures! I’ve only done this particular binding once before, so I wanted to see if I could control the curve on a larger scale.
I’ve been having fun making books where I amplify one variable: What does an extra-large (2.5 x 3 feet) German case binding look like? What happens when a relatively small book has thirty-six signatures? And so on, in a test of my binding capabilities and of the bindings themselves, and the effect on the reader-viewer.
Making a book over here.
I’ve made a lot of sculpture this semester, so I think it’s time to make some BOOKS.
In other news, Jeik is acquiring presses right and left in Tucson. Hooray!
I received this sweet email the other day regarding one of the Lost and Found books:
I meant to send this to you ages ago… I took one of your Lost & Found books from your table at an art event at Club Congress in April. I loved it so much, it was difficult to let it go, but I managed to do it. I “lost” it at the Little Free Library in Dunbar-Spring, on 2nd St and 10th Ave. I wanted to make sure it didn’t get rained on or thrown in the trash, so I thought this was a safe place. Though I’m sure you were prepared for the risks involved in losing your book, I regret not including your contact information in the book before I lost it. Maybe someday, it’ll come back to you, somehow.
Thanks for sharing your art with me. Here are some photos, attached.
I started this project with no expectation of getting a response, so I’m amazed that anyone has gotten back to me at all. I’m delighted!
I didn’t have time to properly photograph it, which I regret.
But it is out in the world now. I’m so pleased! I hope Alissa and Paul love it, most of all.
I just finished the aforementioned book. The love book. The book that inspired a few different feelings.
Just a photo of the cover now, because I don’t want to ruin the surprise for Hannah.
I just finished binding and signing an edition of twenty little lepporello books (plus four AP’s!) in collaboration with Sheila. We’ve been working on these for a long time, so it feels really satisfying and rewarding to finish.
Here are some scans from a recent book: “iamfeelingsomanyfeelings (gratitude), typewriter, Polaroids, etching, map, ticket, thread, 8 5/8 x 7 1/4”, 2012.
If you can’t tell, lately I’ve been in the mood to type on the typewriter and sew and weave bits of (sentimental) trash.
…Maybe it’s time to start drawing again.
It’s a weird one because I made half of the pages before traveling, and half after. I think this is pretty apparent; I was headed down one path before I left and I came back on another.
In other news, tomorrow I start a new job.