|Title||Black & White|
|Artist / Creator||Charlene Asato|
|Press Name||ChaLei Designs|
|Place of Publication||Mountain View, HI|
|Structure / Binding||Layered concertina|
|Medium / Materials||Black mat board|
|Paper Stock||Canson Mi-Teintes|
|Number of Pages||10 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8 x 8 x 1 inches closed.|
|Signed & Numbered||Unsigned|
I was interested in seeing if I could create a layered concertina book with cutouts that would pop out and interweave. I was excited with the complex designs that emerged depending on what direction I opened the book. It reminded me of architectural structures.
Artist BioCharlene Asato is a visual artist living in Mountain View, Hawaii. Her fascination with artist's books originated with the study of calligraphy in the 1980s while in the San Francisco Bay area. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form and artist's books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy. Some of her books may open up to quiet charm or may open in an explosion of surprise. Her artist's books have been in juried shows locally and nationally.