Thanks for stopping by the gallery. I will change it up from time to time as I create new offerings.
In the left column, I have displayed pages from my latest altered book.
Altered Books are a wonderful way to journal or simply display artwork. Better yet, an altered book is a piece of art in and of itself. Pick books based on title, feel, size, or anything you deem special or magical about a book. This book you see is not only art--it is my prayer journal, my conversation with God, spiritual musings, and record of my recent journey.
One of my favorite ways to make an altered book is to think of my artwork working in connection with the author of the book. It is a partnership of sorts--a creative collaboration.
Materials used in this book: oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolors, spray paint, hand carved rubber stamps, carved linoleum, pastels, buttons, grommets, photos, transparencies, dye, speedball ink, ribbon, newsprint.
Below are various pieces of art from oil paintings to watercolors to sketches and ink pressings.
Oil and Bondo with wire on canvas
Oil, latex on plywood. Frame carved/routed into piece.