|Artist / Creator||Paul Johnson|
|Artist's Nationality||United Kingdom|
|Place of Publication||Cheadle, United Kingdom|
|Structure / Binding||Pop-up structure|
|Medium / Materials||Industrial dyes|
|Paper Stock||Saunders Waterford watercolour paper|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9 x 9 x 1 inches closed.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
This unique pop-up has no folds. All the sections are joined with dovetail hinges. This enables the pop-up to open and close with ease (no spring action), and there is no paper fatigue. Medieval illuminated manuscripts and the art of South East Asia inspire me. The piece tells a story, but the viewer decides what it is. The brief reflective narrative combines with the artwork rather like an illustration in a book, except that the pop-up is complete in itself, not an episode.
Artist BioPaul Johnson is internationally recognised for his pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts. His unique pop-up books are in the collections of the Cooper-Hewett Museum in New York, the Library of Congress, Washington DC, and many universities including UCLA, Berkeley, Harvard and Yale. In 2008 he received the Colophon Award from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild, and in 2013 the Portnall Award from the UK Society of Bookbinders.