Sunday, April 30, 2017

Space Dynamics Altered Book

I have been playing all weekend with pages for my latest altered math book. This one is titled Space Dynamics. I used some of the ideas I developed recently for folding curves and spirals on page spreads. I think the results are dynamic, just like the title says.



New page design folded on the diagonal.

Nesting pages to see how they interact.

More nested page samples.

Space Dynamics altered book finished.

Side view of the five nested pages.

Space Dynamics with her sister Vector Analysis.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Altering Old Math Books

If you follow my blog, you know that I have been working with spirals recently (okay, obsessively). I took a break to clean out the studio, but now I am back to work on altering a set of math textbooks using spirals. Yesterday I played with some new ideas for keeping the spirals attached to a two page spread. I plan to alter the pages, nest them into 2-3 page signatures, and sew them on tapes. Then I can glue the tapes back into the covers and create dynamic books. The pictures below show my experiments so far.



Three pages nested into a signature.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Back to Work

I have been away from the blog and creating paper art for a while, partly because I decided to completely redo my studio so that I can teach in the space and partly because I haven't had any creative ideas recently. I spent lots of time going through all my 16 years of collected bits, keeping some and donating the rest. Then I had to select a new storage unit and teaching table for the space. Here are some pictures of the before and after. I am sure in another 16 years I will need to do this again, but for now I have space to create and teach!



A reflection of the old crowded office.

The new arrangement with one work desk and a teaching table.

The new table and storage unit.

This storage unit replaces all the boxes I used to store under my work tables as well as much of the paper from the closet. It feels great to tidy up!