Friday, March 22, 2013
Gelatin Prints and Bookmaking
These accordian books are just the right venue for showing some of the jewel-like parts of the prints. Many of the prints I make have a few lovely areas and some not so lovely. So collaging and cutting them up can still save them and make them even more invaluable in the work.
I am working on a book now with copy. After so many years of being a textbook designer I find it nearly impossible to consider a book complete without text. I know it can be done, but for me, I like words in my books.
I am not a writer. I am not a poet. So I am trying to find poems and words that are meaningful to me. Something I would have written if I could write!
I am currently working on a book illustrating a poem by Anna Akhmatova, a Russian poet.
There is a lovely poem/story written by Eavan Boland and illustrated by the book artist, Charles Hobson. See the video here