“Palindrome” /bindings, burlap, paper bags and concrete

March 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

3/29/16

3/29/16

 

I rode downtown today, like many days, to the Glens Falls Food Co-op.  I often pick up bags for my artist books. Currently I am working on a traditional binding with waxed cordage wrapped around burlap pieces (also from the Co-op). The workers thoughtfully save the bags for me, trying to do as little damage to the sacks as possible. These paper bag sacks come to the store with various grains, nuts, popcorn, etc.

 

These multi-layered bags were appealing when I first came across them last year, nice thick paper, often with a tooth on them. I immediately collected some and drew. The product stamping added unique character in time and space of my process. I loved the idea of something like this being free and the volume of it has opened up a lot of new possibilities; sculptural and/or installation work.

the start

the start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one book is still being bound and has an approximate end-date, April 14th 2016.

Liz.          Here is the finished product. 31.5 inches long with concrete ends. An exposed binding artists book. “Palindrome”. Soon to be shown;  http://www.hydecollection.org/exhibitions/2016-Artists-of-the-Mohawk-Hudson-Region_573.htm

"Palindrome"

“Palindrome”