Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Book Posts for Thursday

This is one of my assemblages from some years ago, made in the old-fashioned equivalent of a laptop, a portable writing desk. It's a book of sorts, a meditation on illusion (or is it inspiration, or both?), the breaking up of same, and the cycle starting again. To see the whole story, Here's a link to TinyTheatre. Here's a link also to my sister Aleph, who has a related post today.

Tomorrow I'm going to link to posts about books - let me know if you have posted something before the end of the day tomorrow, your own book or a book you liked, or bookmaking, and I will link in tomorrow's post.

16 comments:

Jasmine said...

Great assemlage. Very interesting to look at. I'm not sure if i will be ale to make anything for tomorrow, but will let you know if I can...

Fresca said...

Well, golly, that reminds me that I posted the steps, illustrated with photos, of how to make a book with stuff you likely have in your junk drawer on a blog:
How to Make a Book
www.howtomakeabook.blogspot.com

I learned the steps from an unpublished Xeroxed ms I came across in Chicago, called "Binding Western Codex Books at the Kitchen Table and Other Methods" (1980), by Jno Cook.

Steve said...

Beautiful. I love tactile, sensory things like this... and lots of intriguing internal spaces too.

Poet in Residence said...

How can I refuse a golden opportunity!
On my blog today:
Genteel Messages for Art Sparker.

jennifer said...

I have a story about a book that I need to write a post about. I don't know when I'll get around to it though.

My father gave me a copy of "The Mountain that loved a Bird" that he found in a car (he is a tow truck driver and is given the wrecked cars and their titles sometimes). It had 35 signatures and dates inside the front cover, the last one from 1991. I documented how I came into possession of the book and myself and three others added our signature. I haven't entrusted it to anyone else to read and return so it has stopped, again, with me.

I feel that I NEED to carry on the 'tradition' soon.

Have a wonderful day!

ArtSparker said...

Thanks for that lovely story, Jennifer. Passing books along is one of the great joys of civilization.

grrl + dog said...

aha!

Now I have one of these, knocking about the spare room, getting in the way and asking what I want to do with it.

Now I know.

thankyou!

Titus said...

Oh, that's like a doorway to eternity. I want to touch it, but would be scared to.

Rick said...

What a lovely piece! I've been staring at it for ten minutes now. It's like a mandala.

eyetrouble said...

Beautiful work...with engaging, complex spaces, all very evocative. Your assemblages are always quite impressive.

Charles Gramlich said...

A beautiful piece.

Celeste Bergin said...

It is a very beautiful piece. And I liked being reminded that we go through life in occasional denial. It's not just me..it's kind of a way to manage what we aren't equipped to manage? The lock is especially cool.

subby said...

Many posts have I about my books; but would be hard to pick just one. I'll email you my choice, anon!

And I do like the assemblage, here :)

Coffee Messiah said...

Steam punk!

Interesting drawing in your previous post too.

Thanks for the info on the story. It's a great one!

Cheers!

Jukka said...

I love booksm, the more the better. My house is filled with books from roof to floor.

notmassproduced said...

this piece fascinates me. thanks for posting. x