Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Now I See

The title for this horizontal book comes from a favourite poem of Margaret Atwood's called Resurrection [link here] that I used in a video years ago. She, very kindly, had given me permission to do so. At that time I loved taking video stills and reworking them in the studio and on the computer. With this book I wanted to solve some of the technical dramas I have with the accordion structure and also see how large was workable as a book. So the way I made and attached the cover had to change. I glued just the back page to the back cover and I like it, it works, but the size is still an issue. Some of the pages are strong and some are weaker [all the pages are test prints that I have been gathering as I clean out my flat files] and they can't seem to stand evenly; an easily solved problem if I do another large book, use very heavy paper or back each page with another colour. What I haven't figured out is how to do this. If anyone has any ideas I would be thrilled to hear them.


Playing with the folds, accordion structure, Now I See, 2013

more combinations, Now I See, 2013
back page leading to 1st page, Now I See, 2013
cover structure, Now I See, 2013, as you can see I backed the 1st page with the paper I used for the cover to make it more rigid



cover, Now I See, 2013

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    1. Thanks so much Connie, and very sorry for the tardy reply!

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  2. More delights .. the colour, the juxtaposition of images and, of course, the wonderful words. I love what you're doing here - up-cycling to make things of beauty - lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much Charlton and as I said to Connie so sorry about the tardy reply. Re-cycling is the way to go with the added plus of experimenting!

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