This group of work is a result of a collaboration via Skype with Space Paste Press, a friend and former co-worker. Now living in different states, we wanted to find ourselves a creative project where we would be challenged without sacrificing creativity. At the start of each month, we set ourselves a short timeline and a few parameters so that we could experiment with book design and content. Each collaborative project is outlined, conceived, and produced in the span of three weeks. A new topic and structure is created each month.
January: Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob’s ladder structure; white; beginnings.
Hand painted matte board, brown ribbon, acrylics.
Zine; teach or preach.
March: Stuff in a Box
Stuff in a box or enclosure.
Glass bottles, copper wire, plastic screen, stones.
April: National Poetry Month
Traditional or artistic; center around poetry.
Inkjet print, bound in a dos-a-dos structure.
Blizzard book structure, parchment paper, miscellaneous materials.
Handmade Twinrocker paper, ink.
July: Paste Paper and Cloth
In person collaboration.
August: Theater Book
Theater book; one line of text; 5-6 frames.
Acrylics, matte board, cloth, paper.
Burlap, embroidery floss, tissue, inkjet print, various papers.
Draw same object in five different mediums (graphite, ink, colored pencil, water color and print) over five days.
Paste cloth, Mohawk Superfine.
November: Altered Book
Alter two books in a way that supports the theme of the book.
Use materials to create the theme of the book.
Twinrocker paper, leather, linen thread, ink, watercolor, Popsicle stick.