in the wings...
Here is a preview of one of my latest "book" structures; the wavy shape is achieved by joining segments/cut-outs from cylindrical cardboard boxes and stitching them together.
Every two segments are joint by a hidden stitch, and the pairs are joint by a simple modified coptic stitch. The wavy pages present the "story" of this young lady in wait for her "future" to begin. I see her as if she is waiting patiently in the wings of a theatre stage, to be called for her life's role. The photograph is a portrait of a distant aunt, taken indeed in a turning point of her life just before getting married. I did the photo montage in photoshop, and then printed it on a handmade japanese fine paper, using an Epson printer with archival pigmented inks. The colored rhythmic patterns completing the "collage" are monotypes printed with rubber based inks on an etching press. The photograph has been incorporated on the monoprints by the chine-collé method, at the time they were pulled.
Title: "in the wings"
each panel: 12 x 21 cm, 12 x 55 cm when extended.
Materials: Rives BFK heavyweight, Japanese fine art paper, wheat starch glue, waxed linen cord, VanSon rubber based inks.