|Artist / Creator||Lynn Skordal|
|Place of Publication||Mercer Island, Washington|
|Structure / Binding||Altered book|
|Medium / Materials||Small vintage book, spray paint, magazine and book scraps, thread, plastic strips, ribbon, lace, wire, tissue paper party decoration|
|Number of Pages||25 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches closed.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Manipulation is a unique altered book. The original book was a small vintage book about Art Nouveau style, and each page has been completely altered with spray paint and collage work. Each illustration has been animated with hands-on, movable features, including pop-ups, lift-tabs, pull-tabs, hidden doors, and a volvelle wheel. The text focuses on the foibles of modern relationships: "I manipulate you and you manipulate me ... can we call it a relationship?"
Artist BioAfter retiring from the practice of law in 2008, Lynn began making artist's books and small works on paper. Old-style cut & paste collage has been and remains a favorite medium, and she frequently also incorporates sewing techniques, thread, fabric, metal, wood, and other materials into her pieces. There's always a story with a little bit of mystery to it, and Lynn's goal is always to startle, amuse or provoke.