"Parts of Me Are Everywhere"●
Last year, I participated in the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Book Show.
Although I often use book text in my art work, I don't often work in 'book arts', per se.
The piece submitted last year to the MOCA Book Show titled "Altered Alice, started out as a vintage, tattered copy of the children's classic "Alice In Wonderland". I was pleased with the finished piece, that was sold off at auction, along with the works of other artists who created art pieces specifically for this annual event.
* * *This piece is my latest attempt at creating an assemblage using a book focus. Along with the folded pages of a book, I incorporated the arms and legs of a porcelain doll onto a wooden box that formally held a bottle of whiskey. The face, albeit, a bit broken, seems strong, expressive.
When I started the piece, all I was thinking about was that I needed a smallish book with lots of text and no images. So I selected a book with a green cover from my 'stash'.
After the piece was finished I googled the title of the book I had selected "Ascended Master Saint Germain" just to see what was what . . . and OH MY! . . . an interesting juxtapose . . . don't you think?