15 November 2012

Book du jour - reading rooms

Inside the rooms - rubbings of the edges of pages - they have quite a Cubist/Futurist feel... -
 The "rooms" will just about stay quietly as square shapes -
 When they do stay square, they can go at right angles -
 But they are difficult to keep in position. Whereas in making this arch -
the book flops open and the "rooms" keep their shape via the tension on the structure.

Some parts of the paper have puncturing, and there's even a bit of stitching here and there. I'm thinking about the "meaning" (if any!) of those sorts of marks.

To avoid the drip of dye into the "inside", using clean newspaper for each sheet won't be enough; preparing a large sheet of paper and cutting it into strips, or cutting off the edges of strips, is also part of the plan. Or a thicker, denser paper might not let ink seep through. I'd like a paper that's smooth on the inside and rough on the outside - is there such a thing?

2 comments:

Connie Rose said...

You never stop amazing me, your productivity more than anything. Your work continues to be awesome. I'm just wondering where the heck you store all these books and everything else!

Olga said...

What fun you are having! Strangely enough I have been working for the past couple of days with paper which is rougher on one side than t'other.
Paper specifically for printing digital prints on an inkjet can be smooth on one side - the other side is a little rougher, and can be made more so with delicate (or not so) application of sandpaper. (I can't remember the make of paper right now, and I'm not near my workroom - I shall let you know tomorrow.)
The other kind of paper which has a very smooth side and an unsmooth side is mulberry paper from Papershed/George Weil. It has bits in. If you talk to them on the phone they are very helpful, and the paper comes quickly once ordered. www.georgeweil.com