Friday, August 28, 2009

Altered Book #4 A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf Homage

This was a little board book that I skinned and painted a landscape in watercolor.  I glued some pages together and cutout a window then embedded a picture of one of my favorite writers Virginia Woolf.  Titled after her essay "A Room of One's Own".

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Altered Book #3 An Interpretation of Dreams

Here is a vintage copy of Sigmund Freuds 'Interpretation of Dreams' book. I found this book at a book sale-I remember reading it 20 some years ago...

I thought it would be interesting to alter this book because I often draw a connection between dreams and art. I sometimes dream of images then use the images in my paintings. I embedded a small watercolor painting of one such recurrent dream into a niche cut out of this book.

I used candle wax to seal the book shut- Freudian symbolism of the subconscious mind being closed to our consciousness.