|Altered Book by Alex|
I tell the students that this is called an altered book. It is a form of artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and meaning. I point out that one of our seniors Alex took an old book and recycled it. He put cuts and created pop-ups of three-dimensional trees. He used multiple books in the creation of the finished piece of art. He did this in art class. I am so happy that I have been able to display it this month. It has inspired many conversations. Thanks Alex for sharing your art and thank you Colleen for inspiring our students.
|Nine Patch Quilt|
I first learned about altered books from a mixed media artist Sandy who happens to be a member of my family. I am always amazed by her work. This is a book that she created by taking some of her photography and transferring it onto cloth. She then made a "nine patch quilt" out of those pictures and created a cloth book. When looking at the left side of her book, you can see nature was the inspiration.