I spent the week folding paper and assembling the five cubes for the work tentatively named Memory Bank. The cubes will be displayed as a group, but also work individually.
The image above shows one of the partially assembled cubes with a small cube on top. Inside each large cube there is a tiny cube that references a particular place or set of memories from a ramble or ride.
Construction of a cube starts with folding the six base panels. As the base paper —Legion Domestic Etching— is quite heavy and stiff, I draw two lines to act as guides when folding the corners into the middle.
I cut and fold twelve connector units from the backed map pages. The selection of map pages for each cube is colour-based. Like my own memory, the geography overlaps and mingles, with maps from different years and different parts of England appearing next to each other.
The locking units (centre panels) will be made from bright colours.
Here’s the colour combination for the fifth cube. Five of the sheets have the first two folds completed and the sixth has all the folds done.
The locking panels hold the tips of the connectors.
There will be some modification of the locking panels which I will post next Sunday.
If you would like a more detailed explanation of the structure, I designed a modular book cover that uses a variation to make a non-adhesive binding.
You could even follow the tutorial and make your own book.
In other book arts news:
The Center for Book Arts in New York has also expanded into online learning and poetry readings. The workshops appear to be offered on a pay-what-you-can basis.
Course listings and registration information can be found here.
In knitting news:
The weather finally co-operated last week and I was able to give away five scarves to women in my neighbourhood! (If you want to knit your own download Square Sequence Scarf:Shawl.)
I had thought about waiting until the weekend, but it’s just as well I didn’t because Saturday looked like this:
The sun is shining again today and all the snow is gone, but it is cold and the temperature will descend to -5ºC overnight. Spring in Saskatchewan.