I was thrilled when I first learned how to make a flag book. Then about five years ago I saw an image of a double flag book and I was really intrigued. I started experimenting with this form and I found it so exciting that the book opened up in an explosion of shapes and textures. I thought this structure was perfect to convey the Mardi Gras theme of a carnival celebration with pulsing energy and a riot of colors. The paste papers in vibrant colors and patterns bring zest and vivacity to this piece.
Winner: Library Choice Award. Congratulations, Charlene!
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Mountain View, Hawaii|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Double flag book|
|Medium/ Materials||Paste paper, binder board, foamcore|
|Paper Stock||Canson Mi-Teintes, Canson Ingres, Canson watercolor papers|
|Number of Pages||920 flags|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||10 x 10 x 2 inches|