Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The ABCs of Ephemera Altered Book Project

I am excited to say that my altered book "The ABC's of Ephemera, A Visual Lexicon of Personal Symbols" is A) complete! and B) being shown at ArtSpace gallery in Richmond from Sept 25 - November 1.

As I started this book with the theme "personal symbols" in mind, I realized that certain images crop up in my work over and over again. I decided to use ephemera as a unifying element. As I wrote down the items that I like to use, I realized that the stuff that I collect runs the gamut from A to Z. Thus, the alphabet book concept was born.

This is the G-H page. Hands, hearts, gears, games... get it?

I tore apart an old 45 record album holder, and a vintage coin book and then reassembled them into a new book form and altered that. The spaces originally intended for coins gave me places to put little objects. This one is from the I-J page - insects, jewelry, ink.

Special thanks go to my partners in crime from the Mixed Media Experience, Terry, Darlene and Carol for getting the ball rolling on this project!

5 comments:

Jenn said...

That's fantastic that it's done! Congratulations. I wish I could see it finished before it leaves for the Big Time!

Terry Pitzel said...

Wow your vook looks great! I am excited to see it in the show!

Terry

michelle renee bernard said...

Absolutely beautiful and clever too!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What a brilliant creation, it sure would be fun to see it in person!
Congrats also on it being in the art show, how exciting!!!!

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous job and I love the fact that you ceated the book itself from two other books- are you sure that you are not a construction engineer????

Love this piece and big congrats on having it show in Richmond!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth