Rags to Riches is designed especially to share handmade books, journals and paper art. The objects on this blog are made totally of recycled materials or discared paper, and cardboard. Please feel free to comment on any of my postings. I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One Day to go

One day to go before the opening of Rags to Riches II. It is all organized except setting up on Friday and just turning up on the day, Saturday 31 October at 3:00 PM. In the meantime I thought I would post one of the items in the exhibition here for you. It is a new book; not sure I can call it a book. It's more like sculpture than a book...!

Past Life

I've given it a name Past Life because of how everything come together as a book. I re-purposed the book cover and painted it over with artist's paint. Tin cans were crushed by the wheels of cars in the blue parking permit area of Monash University, Clayton Campus. I collected the tin cans over the years. I like the really squashy ones with the rough gravel marks on them. With the help of my friend Lynette I gained the confidence to paint the book cover with layers of artist's paint. It looks great. The photo does not do it justice; I wish you can all see it in person...!


Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

You're so creative in bidding this 'book' !

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Nearly there Nat...this looks a bit like a 'book sculpture' LOL...Dzintra♥x