Wednesday, May 20, 2015

art as seen...

from NYC's High Line!

one of the reasons I LOVE being in New York!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

a shadow box...

Lavender from my garden, a vintage book folded, a flower made from reclaimed old book pages, heart shaped stones found on a beach during summers while visiting my homeland, Greece.
My mother's presence is always felt, especially in places I wish she had seen.
In my thoughts and heart she is always there, and in this shadow box her face at a young age appears as a reminder of her love for me.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

World Book Day!

As a Book Arts practitioner as well as a person who loves all kinds of books, I am observing this World Book Day by sharing one of my "keepsakes" series composition, expressing my love not only for book content, but also for book form and all its derivatives...
Happy World Book Day!

*According to UNESCO's announcement, April 23 was chosen as a symbolic date for world literature. On April 23, 1616 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, among them: Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

Friday, April 10, 2015

fully bloomed...

Creating this structure felt very similar to draping fabric around a mannequin/creating a garment! My fashion design past came alive, the spinning sensation while waiting for the show to start,  the models to enter, the collection to become alive for that short time of dreamy floating eternity...

"fully bloomed"
is a paper sculpture composed by a variety of traditional printing methods monotypes as well as computer generated patterns and imagery on coffee filters, draped, layered and incorporated into a folded reclaimed book.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

for LOVE's sake...

INPRINT Poets & Writers Ball

The reason behind this digital transformation of a folded book sculpture? My Valentine's Day wish! Yes, I wish everyone in the world of book arts, artists' books, art on paper, ART in all forms and fronts... a very Happy Valentine's Day!

left: book sculptures as centerpieces for INPRINT's Poets and Writers Ball - Houston Country Club, February 7, 2015
I designed and folded six book sculptures to be used for this event. 
Some are now available at Hooks Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas.

Friday, January 9, 2015

winter paper whites...

Yesterday I came upon a video demonstration of the Japanese technique of paper yarn making, and had to try it! So I got some paper, and followed Susan Byrd's amazing instructions and voilà! I managed to form some very yummy looking stringy lengths that I am totally thrilled with. Of course I couldn't just stop there, I had to photograph the stages of transformation and before I knew it...  my straight forward images were changing into imaginary white worlds...

Susan Byrd's video was posted on Facebook, at: Paper Threads, Yarns and Textiles. You can access it there.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

art thoughts, art notes, art journaling...

Some time ago during a super energetic session of paste-paper making, I ended up creating several  tapestry like patterned works on both sides of cotton rag paper. The other day I got in the mood for some straight forward bookbinding activity and one of those paste papers gave me the inspiration and excuse to create this art journal.

dimensions: 8 x 8 x 1", five hole pamphlet binding variation
signatures: Rives lightweight and other art papers 
linen cord, PVA, satin ribbon


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