Years ago, I had a studio on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, near Stage House Books. The second-hand bookstore had a free bin with marvelous old discarded books, some of which I carried back to my studio. With this wealth of material, I hit upon an idea to forge my own story into the heart of an old book, thereby creating a Book Forgery. Shows soon followed, appropriately, at libraries.
I liked that people who came to the exhibition paused to read the middle of the story. That ‘pause’ is important. An open book is an invitation to look inside.
More forgeries in found books. Click on the image to expand individual books.
at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
July 2-November 8, 2020
Pink Progression at the Arvada Center
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