Books can be more than pages, covers and spines. Sometimes I am inspired by other bits of the books.
- Old handwriting and notes on the pages
- Pockets and return cards from old library books
- Embossed words of fancy books
- Illustrations, pictures and end pages
- Book jackets
I think that it is wonderful because these parts tell different stories about the history of the book. It pulls me into someone else history and now I can respond to that old story and make a new one of my own.
I am pulled in closer to touch and feel these old parts and stories. It gives me a sense of connection.
If you would like to explore taking apart old books and using the bits and pieces to create new art of your own, then join us in the the online class, Book as ART Materials. Class starts Feb 16th.
If you would like to check some of the ways that I have used book parts to make art then check out the Book as ART gallery here.