Foredge at just over halfway

Posted: July 20, 2013 by Mo Crow in spirit book
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Spirit-Book-foredgeThe foredge is developing in this spirit book journey into Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Spirit Books portfolio
each page is a response to Susan’s photographs, materials and text mixed in with a deepening understanding of my materials and process
Spirit Book no 25Spirit Book no 25
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, bookbinders mull, white & grey linen threads, vintage Silkworm thread, Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic, sepia ink, graphite pencil
Spirit Book no 26Spirit Book no 26
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper,  Japanese Abaca paper, vintage Silkworm thread, vintage white glass beads
Spirit Book no 27Spirit Book no 27
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, bookbinders mull,  nettle string, Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic, graphite pencil
Spirit Book no 28Spirit Book no 28
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, grey kozo paper with leaf & bark inclusions, grey linen thread, Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic, Graphite pencil
Spirit Book no 29Spirit Book no 29
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, bookbinders mull, white linen thread, Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic, graphite pencil
Spirit Book no 30Spirit Book no 30
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, glass, bone, wood and ceramic beads, raw cotton string, Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic, graphite pencil
this is an ongoing journey through Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s portfolio of her Spirit Books
here’s the links to Week 7, Week 6, Week 5, Week 4Week 3, Week 2 & Week 1
(NB just click on the pics to see more details)

Comments
  1. Patricia says:

    this book. i can only imagine what it feels like to hold in hand. just looking is such a magical treat. and my first thought was–this will be under glass some day–in some amazing museum where people marvel that artists such as you EVER walked this earth.

    • Mo Crow says:

      The thing with books is they should be held in the hand and looked through and then put away and taken out again and looked through again like a personal portable gallery but this one will end up behind glass at the Australian Bookbinders Exhibition later this year for a few months if it gets accepted into the show (didn’t get in last year)… it’s going to be a very wild looking book when it is finished!

  2. blackgeiger says:

    “…very wild-looking…” Yes, indeed! And, for this reason, adds weight to the argument for artists’ books being [sometimes]more tactile than practical.

    • Mo Crow says:

      It is surprisingly sturdy and handles well (so far) am trying to to push the boundaries yet still fit the criteria for the exhibition as stated below
      The criteria for presented books is :
      • Must not have been publicly exhibited in Sydney beforehand
      • Must function as a book
      • Must be of strong construction
      • Must be non traditional – ie modern contemporary design
      • Design to reflect content

  3. SO sensual–SENSATIONAL!

  4. deanna7trees says:

    wow…that first image. it’s sure to be accepted.

    • Mo Crow says:

      the ABE entry form just arrived this morning and the good news is it doesn’t have to be finished til October 6th, so there’s plenty of time to complete the rest of the pages and get the covers & spine integrated with the foredge if I do a little bit every day, this is the most complex book I have built yet in 10 years of bookbinding!

  5. Valerianna says:

    Great how its developing 🙂

  6. Robyn says:

    I like wild looking books and yours is particularly beautiful. I love the way you have trailed the string across the page (in book no 27) and the spiral in no 30 is lovely.

  7. Carol says:

    A foredge to delight in, Mo! Absolutely beautiful. I’m amazed you didn’t get in to ABE last year – I don’t think they can afford to pass up artists like you. I’m hopeful of seeing this book behind glass in their next exhibition.

  8. debgorr says:

    This is gorgeous…and inspiring. 🙂

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