I have been at work all morning in my studio and have worked on a number of different projects. I have posted below the next two page spread in my altered book. As usual I believe that this is a good start, but likely not the final rendition. However, for the time being I’m letting it dry thoroughly while I determine where to take it next. I also did some work on an old altered book, though I have not taken pictures of that one. It had some issues with pages threatening to fall out so I worked to get it back to a more stable condition. My thought is to perhaps enter it in a juried show called Industrial Design, but it will likely need some more work to be worthy. More on that later.
I am also working on a three dimensional piece using recycled (or rather upcycled) materials. I am aiming to make these materials beautiful and then hang them in such a way that they also cast lovely shadows. I have been fascinated by work that is able to combine those two aspects. I have posted some pictures below of some of the “contestants” for this project. I have tried using bottles, but today latched onto the idea of using clear packing materials. They cast a lovely shadow and the colored drawing I have done on them comes through in the shadows. I am still experimenting and haven’t come up with the ultimate answer yet. However, I feel I am working in the right direction!