August 25 - August 26
August 25-26, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
A carousel book is an ingenious work, containing three-dimensional panoramic scenes that are revealed in multilayered openings that recede into space. Its seductiveness comes as a result of its construction, a series of five scenes, which when taken together are a play in five acts. Viewed through windows or other intricate opening, they take the viewer in their world, beckoning with surprises of creative multidimensional visual experiences. When fully opened it creates a full 180 degrees stage, which from an aerial perspective can be seen as a complex star, with the viewer performing a dance around it. Please note that in this book we are working with content. Because of our limited time, choose the alphabet or landscape as a subject.
Basic Bookbinding Kit to bring:
Self healing mat, no smaller than 12″ x 18″
Small snap blade knife (note: that there is a lot of cutting involved for the book, to reveal all the many layers – the instructor recommends the Olfa knife)
7″high plastic or metal triangle
12″ metal ruler
Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, curator and educator. Her oeuvre, encompassing prints, works on paper and artists’ books, are published under the Memory Press imprint. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in museums and galleries. Her book Hècatombe 9-11 and the three accompanying prints from the deluxe edition – Night Before the Day, Skeletal Remains and Waiting Urns, have been selected by The National September 11 Memorial Museum. In April 2016 she delivered the illustrated lecture Hidden Voice of Making Books at the Library of Congress, and in 2018 she is delivering a lecture at the College Book Arts Association Conference.
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