Sunday, August 16, 2015

Linguistics

While in a mental mush pot during a studio day I took a break to clean in my studio and see what ephemera I ended up keep during the last move. Found this little gem while scrounging for ephemera to use in my most recent painting.  


What an unexpected treat.  I had forgotten that there was anything hidden in this book.  


I have altered many books starting from an early age of 3 or 4 (that time when scissors become a powerful tool for a child).  I have done some cool stuff and some sloppy crap in books, but I very rarely "complete" an altered book. Perhaps because I don't think of the book as single object once I start adding to and dissecting it.


I feel this piece is successful because it is simple and it feels complete, whole.



"Linguistics" will teach me a thing or two as I spend more time with it. 

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