Monday, May 26, 2008
I made a video of Blues Bible. I just can't upload it. There's probably a way...but I don't know it. This is a rather LARGE altered/altared book. When shut, it measures 14 3/8" x 10 3/8" x 4 1/4". It weighs a lot too. There's over 230 pages. I didn't even try to include images of all the spreads; but most are now on two separate slide shows.
Part One is here.
Part Two is here.
To create this book, I completely took apart the original late 19th century Bible and watercolored dozens of pages. I strengthened the fold with fabric applied with WonderUnder and also zigzag stitching. I arranged the spreads into signatures and collaged. It took hours to bind and two days to glue back together, using Yes paste and weights.
It is headed to my exhibition at the Pickens County Museum which I install on Friday, June 13. I've still working on the kneeler and the stand for this book.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 2:16 PM