Thursday, February 24, 2011

recent technique tests

A paper-cutting of one of my color darkroom photographs, originally shot with a holga.

A paper-cutting in handmade abaca paper of an image of the synaptic nerve in the brain.

A test with handmade overbeaten abaca, with inclusions of thin plastic strips making up a sound wave of my voice stuttering. I am really excited about this one!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I love you, Brian Dettmer.

My friend Lili Hall of Lili's Bookbinding Blog found this video on another incredible blog with images of some of the best people currently working with altered books. Definitely check out both sources - you won't regret it.

And now for the video interview with perhaps my favorite working artist, Brian Dettmer.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Humument

Here's an example of the teacher learning from the student. One of my students turned me on to the existence of this magnificent altered artist book, made by Tom Phillips from 1970 to 1975. Named A Humument in reference to the original name of the book, A Human Document. Below are a couple of selected pages. Click to view a gallery of the rest.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Amazing video on Stuttering, from CBS news

installed from ceiling in studio

Still working out how to resolve these warp threads... Officially working on something else, and will come back to this later on, for my sanity!

This piece and I had a disparate nature... will be in the Center for Access Ability Resources' exhibition Shifting the Frame from March 23 - April 3.
Glass Gallery, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Show Reception: Friday, March 25, 2011 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.