This call for entries sent me into a flurry of experiments, as well as reading on origami and paper engineering. I had trouble settling on a single project, flirting with structures that didn’t quite grow into books, and falling hard for other ideas that proved unworkable as pop-ups. Finally I turned to an old children’s encyclopedia, and an omnibus volume that suited my restlessness. I was smitten with the idea of a flat-pack dollhouse, and that became the centerpiece of the book. Inspired by an ordinary six-pack carton, I devised a sort of twin two-pack, hinged to fold flat into a smaller area. I followed the book’s advice for furnishing my dollhouse with cut-out pictures, using photos from the book Old Houses by Steve Gross and Susan Daley. All other text and images are culled from Things to Make and Things to Do. I indulged my interest in origami with a sun-like book of four linked petal folds, experimenting with different acrylic techniques on sized muslin.
|Title||Things to Make and Things to Do|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Altered Book|
|Medium/ Materials||Collage and acrylics on wood, muslin, watercolor paper, and metal|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||7.25 x 9.5 x 1.25 inches closed.|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed by the artist|