A lively interview about my environmental artist's books series, by Cassandra Kuyhenhoven, a Ph.D. student at Queen's University in Kingston.
Just One Look
March 28 to July 29, 2016
University of Washington
The RE Books
April 29 to June 10, 2017
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Suite 305, 370 King Street West
Kingston ON K7L 2X4
WORKSHOP Rhythm in the Visual Book
Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6: 10a.m. to 5p.m.
CBBAG Bindery, 180 Ward St., Unit 207, Toronto In this workshop we will explore the relationship between text and images in an artist’s book. We’ll talk about which comes first—does it make a difference? Through a series of exercises, we will examine ways of using images and text to create movement in a book. Looking beyond image as illustration for text, we will explore how images can modify or contradict the text. For Saturday, the students should bring magazines to cut up, or any images of the student's own to cut up, i.e. rejected / left-over prints or drawings, paintings on paper, fabric, etc. for exercises in pacing. On Sunday, students will be using some of the concepts learned on Saturday to create a dummy for a possible project, so will need images and, if desired, text of their own.
This workshop is geared to book artists with some experience.
Materials fee: $20
After the Coma
Working on my Environment/health series got me thinking about re-cycling; trying to market a line of up-cycled t-shirts left me with a lot of small pieces of knit fabric. Inspired by Annette Messager's Sewn Words series
2015, Kingston. (22 x 54″ when open ) Unique. NFS
This book was created using Barbara Tetenbaum and Julie Chen's Artist's Book Ideation Cards. Using these cards is a great way to step outside the box. Instructed to use found text, I chose the title from a billboard and text from magazines. But one of the adjective cards said: "Scientific or research-based," so I also consulted the library and have incorporated quotes from three books about happiness: "Happy at Last," by Richard O'Connor, "How We Choose to Be Happy," by Rick Foster and Greg Hines, and "14,000 things to be happy about," by Barbara Ann Kipfer. The elaborate accordion pop-up book has five spreads.
2015, Kingston. (10.75 x 8 x 1″ when closed and 10.75 x approx. 6 feet long when open ) Edition of 10. $600
SEWING Visit the SEWING page on this website to see samples of Lise's home decor sewing. Lise is now making eco-cushions from remnants of fabric. Lise is making them to order, with the customer choosing the fabrics and colours, if desired. Call (613) 542-3923.
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