Saturday, April 27, 2013

A New Book of Birds




I wanted to use up some of my gelatin prints and so I created this small book. The book is based on the flag book with the fore edge of the pages folded and the back edge glued to the concertina spine. I like it because it closes nicely but also is free standing. Above are both the front and back cover.

This is the book standing. I was designing with the idea of utilizing the negative space left by the birds.

And here is one spread from the interior.

Have a lovely weekend!


12 comments:

NATALIA y ALBA said...

very nice

Sue said...

Oh Roberta, this is just so beautiful....I like its negative and positive aspects:-)

Roberta said...

Thank you so much Sue!

Roberta said...

Thank you Natalia!

Mark MacKay said...

Love those books and the images. Looking forward to more please. Bookbinding is crazy fun. Rugg Road used to have a store on Charles Street and they taught book arts classes. Is it still there? I learned papermaking from Bernie Toale at Mass Art 2.5 million years ago. He started Rugg Road if I remember correctly. I like working with waxed linen thread when sewing the pages together. It's very comforting.

Roberta said...

I have a printmaking book by Bernard Toale. I didn't realize he taught at Mass Art. I am not sure about Rugg Road. Haven't been down that way in ages.

Barb Fernald said...

This is great Roberta. I really like the design of the positive-negative pages. I love seeing all you gelatin prints. Keep having fun!

Candace said...

That's a beautiful little book. I love birds. Funny, I just came across your name on another blog I was looking at (Lori Moon's May flower Challenge). It's cool to keep coming across the same people here and there in the blogosphere.

I have some postcards left from the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. Would you like to trade? We can private message on FB.

Angela said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the bird prints and the structure of the book.

Melva said...

Hi Roberta, how great are your books.I cannot stop looking at them. I will have to try harder from now on.

DianeSchuller.com said...

this is great art you do -- what a wonderful talent you have. Lovely

Sandra Rofe said...

I love this book so much, you may know of my love of all things birds/ nests. You work is very beautiful,and skillfull.