An example on my latest obsession: one-page artists books. Got more ideas boiling. However, this one “What the Butterfly Whispered in my Ear” goes straight to The Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
The piece reflects the idea that everything is connected to everything. You probably know from chaos theory how the butterfly effect express the sensitive interdependency where even a very small change at one place can result in large differences somewhere else in a later state. The name – the butterfly effect – derives from the theoretical example of a hurricane’s formation being contingent on whether or not a butterfly flapped its wings at the other side of the globe several weeks earlier.
After the heavy storm that sweeped the country yesterday I find it very convenient to do this post
Working with new folding books – one of them going to The Bibliotheca Alexandrina . I have been invited to submit a work to The Sixth Biennial of the Artists Book - and is now considering whether there is too much “body” and “nudity” than a Middle East public will be able to withstand and tolerate …
I have no intention to provoke, I’m just very interested in the nature of our amazing human bodies. Not at least because it is through our body, we exist/live in this world…
Received a lovely package by mail yesterday: Courtney Cerutti‘s recently released “Playing with Image Transfers“.
In her book Courtney Cerutti thoroughly describes five basic transfer techniques and shows step-by-step how to apply them. The last chapter includes works by selected artists – showing how image transfer can be used.
I’m one of the featured artists (Very honored – thanks Cerutti! ;-)) displaying a “noticeboard”, some collages, and an artists’ book, I did a couple of years ago with my American colleague Bridgette Guerzon Mills as a collaborative project.
Looking forward to study everything carefully this weekend. Yesterday I only found time to flick through the pages but it was sufficient though to let me see, here is something I want to go closer into – as I use image transfers a lot myself and always have an interest for new variations and qualified knowledge in this area.
Wish you all a happy and playful weekend.
Playing with Image Transfers Book Trailer
Gradually we’re approaching closing time: a last raku firing, a final brush stroke, soon it’s “the last time” of everything for the Autumn semester students at Testrup. We are going to countdown. Once again it strikes me how quickly time fly. Fast – so fast.
Today it was time for the presentation of this semester’s elective courses. A festive day with speeches, readings, exhibitions etc.
On top I just got a nice box of coffee, chocolate and the most cordial greetings from my wonderful students … How lucky can you be?
After the exhibition in Copenhagen in October, my new artmoney collection Cool Cash has returned – and is NOW FOR SALE here at my studio and online at Etsy.
I’ve uploaded only a few ones to Etsy, so please, feel free to contact me if you want to see more examples – or visit my studio in Malling and have a further look. At the moment I have more great works in stock – at very affordable prices – if you’re on the outlook for individual and original Christmas gift/ stuff… ;-)
Attended a conference Words in your eye at Landsforeningen Børn, Kunst og Billeder (National Association of Children, Art and Images) yesterday and heard 3 fine lectures/ artists’ talks. First my wonderful colleague Mogens Otto told about his life with mail art, then we had a very exciting lecture about the letter painter Poul Pedersen by his goddaughter Anne-Mette Riis Rasmusse - and finally the Swedish writer and visual artist Magnus Lönn talked about his investigations of relations between letters, words and images.
I was fortunate to be part of it all – inclusives lovely lunch at Silkeborg Bad – since I was invited to manage one of he afternoon workshops. In my workshop the participants worked with book-art in comfortable simple versions that can easily be created with children. Working with books with children is a great opportunity indeed - and it’s a pleasure to help upgrade teachers and managers of arts schools.