Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's the Book Arts!

a new occasional Thursday feature highlighting the work of Mrs.5000 and possibly friends, if they're so inclined.

Life Stories of Dying Penitents
Susan Collard, 2000

7" x 5" x 1 1/2"

Altered book with original 1888 cover.

Mixed-media on corrugated cardboard with etched mirror and zinc, sewing machine parts, glass jars, and other found objects. Lyrical snippets of text “liberated” from the sermonizing tales of the original book.

As one of the Pacific Northwest's leading book arts husbands, I often find it difficult to put into words the nature of the art form it is my job to support.

Although photographs are not really adequate to capture works that are not only three-dimensional but designed to be held, moved, manipulated, and interacted with, they are nevertheless worth a thousand words.


Jennifer said...

Aww, more loveliness from Mrs5000!

I'm particularly loving the metal mesh(es) in the last photo....

Jennifer said...

Actually, I guess I should credit "Susan Collard" since it's attributed there.... (I have to admit it felt weird saying "Mrs5000" when she's the one that's center stage.)

Yay for the new occasional Thursday feature, anyhow! I'm sure your bookarts friends will be honored to have their work sharing a day with boring postcards. :-)

Aviatrix said...

It's a good thing you worded that blog entry as you did, otherwise I would have asked you what exactly that was. We can see that your surplus card makeovers are a pale shadow of your spouse's reconstructive efforts.

Rebel said...

You know, Sue's kind of like a super-hero. Mild mannered Mrs5000 - witty blog commentator and accomplished quiz taker, but all the while she's working in her top-secret lair producing amazing works of art. Go Sue!

Michael5000 said...

"Pale shadow" pretty much says it all.

gl. said...

love. it!

when will she get her own blog to feature these wonderful creations?