Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tiny Books

I've been working on a lot of stuff lately, mostly books. Tiny books. Ranging from 2" to 6". My work area has been looking like this recently.
Here are two sneak peeks of a project that I've finished but can't yet post.
Here is my tiniest book thus far.
My second tiny book, 4 x 3"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cutting Inspiration

As I mentioned earlier, Nikki McClure was a big inspiration for me to start cutting paper. Then I somehow managed to go on an epic bunny trail of paper cutting and book sculpture last night. It started with an image search of the phrase "book sculpture" soon I was reading about the San Francisco Center for the Book and watching a TED talk by Beatrice Coron. My world has opened up and I wanted to share these beautiful things. First and foremost, the lady that started it all: Nikki McClure. I saw her work at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft and I was completely blown away.
As I mentioned, I started an image search for "book sculpture" last night and I was amazed at all the things that I found. Here is the work of Jacqueline Rush Lee. She doesn't have a proper website so if you are interested in more of her work Google is your best bet.
I also found Su Blackwell who I am momentarily infatuated with.
The work of Georgia Russell is also wonderful but in a less fantastic (as in fantasy) way and more of a dark brooding sort of wonderful.
As I mentioned earlier, I watched a TED talk by BĂ©atrice Coron. Here is her work and that talk.
The cutter that I ended the night with was Elsa Mora whose work reminds me of Frieda Kahlo to a degree.
There are lots and lots of book sculptors and paper cutters out there and this is the tip of the iceberg, but some of my favourites to be sure.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You

Inspired by Nikki McClure I tried my hand at paper cutting. Thank you cards are a nice way to try out a new method of making. By the fifth one I was getting the hang of it.