Expressive Adventures in Book Arts

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tube City

Instigation for making tubes into books sprang from work by Michael Basinski on exhibit at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland Oregon.  (This is a wonderful gallery to visit on line.)
Pam Wright dubbed this session TUBE CITY which turned out to be apt since the cylinder promoted architectural thinking.  Many of us found this approach freeing and exhilarating.

Karen Summerlin
Karen's book as arm torque
Josette Lee's dream inspired book
Pam Wright's tube within a tube
Pam Wright
Debbie Stone - Secrets, Dispose of Properly

Jo Renbeck - sliding center tube reveals additional text
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi
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Monday, November 7, 2011


The theme was evening, though themes are never binding.  Our structural form was a simple four panel accordion.  Some of us played with ways to extend content across the panels instead of considering them as separate pages.  But mostly we all just submitted in delight to the beauty of the new papers on hand from Nepal that suggested the fading colors at dusk and the brilliance of late autumn sunsets.

Cait Johnson
Miriam Frishler
Susan Bissonnette
Angela Balletto
Debbie Stone
Jo Renbeck
Suki Dugan-Maltby
Debbie Stone
Carol Maltby