|Artist / Creator||James Allen|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Structure / Binding||Book excavation|
|Medium / Materials||Altered found book, unframed|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.75 x 6.875 x .625 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
The book excavation Feng Shui was created by altering a found book of the same title. As I cut through the pages I have revealed the illustrations within in a new way. I have not moved any of the pages or added anything to the book. Feng Shui translates to english as "Wind-Water" and is the Chinese philosophy of harmonizing everything with the surrounding environment.
Artist BioJames Allen was born in 1977 in Great Lakes, Illinois and currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon where he shows at 23 Sandy Gallery. In 2000 He earned a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Allen's artwork is included in Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed published by Chronicle Books. In 2009 his work was exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum in The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book. His Book Excavations are also in special collections libraries at UCLA, Ringling College of Art and Design, John's Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and University of Colorado Boulder.