Thursday, 14 August 2008

Altered Book



1st page with niches cut for handmade books.

Finally got some pics taken of my altered book. This is my first go at one of these which I made as my Object studio project. I worked with the sculptural elements of an altered book and carved out niches for other 'books'.
















2nd and 3rd pages



On the 2nd page I've cut a window and re-inserted a rectangle of text on it's side. Two other windows look thru to book images on page 3. On page 3 these windows look back to the illustration on page 2. Page 3 also has a stepped niche cut for the material book to sit.


This shows the cuts I have made to different levels of pages as well as the niches cut for the two metal books. The book at the bottom right is made from copper with a quote punched into it. The book below left has been made from recycled aluminium plates used to print newspapers.












This shows the material book with it's stepped niche that it sits inside.

I have called this piece "Absence of the book"

5 comments:

Denise said...

this is your FIRST ONE!? Very well done!

gryphon said...

Thanks Denise, yes I have looked at countless examples before attempting this one and I'm pleased with the result. I even got an "A" for this :). I def want to try some more.

justagirl said...

Wow this is amazing, there is so much to see and look at, so many little details. What a wonderful project and I really think you should do more.

really inspiring...

Katherine

Lucy said...

Love your first book, you did a fabulous job putting it all together!!

Lucy said...

Love your first book, you did a fabulous job putting it all together!!