The Elements

This is the image for the Fire piece from my planned series The Elements.

I spent much of the week doing digital preparation and cutting paper for the four works.

Water:

Earth:

Air:

Each of the images is divided into four panels which will form the ‘inside’ of an accordion-folding structure. The panels look like this:

The solid coloured corners get folded back and the final form will resemble my interlocking accordion based on the origami quilts of Tomoko Fuse.

I will also be cutting some patterns in the panels. I designed a symbol for each element. Left to right, they are Air, Earth, Fire, and Water. (Fire took a while before I was satisfied.)

Here are the cutting patterns cleaned up on the computer.

Creating the little 25 square patterns was enjoyable, so I spent several evenings playing with pencil and graph paper, trying not to repeat myself.

There is at least one repeat in the group above. If I could remember my high school math —permutations and combinations— I could tell you how many possible patterns there are. A simple computer program could generate all of them, but I wouldn’t have as much fun.


In other book arts news:

Peter Verheyen‘s Fish Skin Binders Bind-O-Rama is now complete.

The completed works —not all books— can be viewed here.

*****

It is the season for TYPOGRAPHICS.

The events have all been moved online because of Covid-19.

You can find more information about the sellers and available items here.


In closing, here’s an image I call The Birdwatcher.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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3 Responses to The Elements

  1. dinahmow says:

    I’m most taken with the bird watcher’s hide!

    Like

  2. Pingback: The Elements: Air | Byopia Press

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