Book: Portals

About this Project

This book is handmade with painted paste papers. Which are acrylic paints and paste made with flour and cooked or wall paper paste which gives it a 3 dimensional quality. I had a subject in mind while painting the paper. I also carved a rubber stamp with an icon I developed (a square spiral, equaling family and home) to be a repeated pattern to create each page with and sense of harmony. Its subject is about the change of life, late in life. How great it is for my psyche! Its written in italic and roman capitals mainly. The design is free form based on the surrounding elements. Each page has a portion of the square spiral somewhere on it. These pages fold in and out and have see through pages. It is bound with a coptic binding.