A week or two ago I had written about the process of making an artist book using my piece Bedtime Story picture above. The piece is now complete with the exception of a slipcase which I am in no hurry to make at the moment.
As mentioned before, the inspiration for this piece was a documentary I watched on paper folding as well as participating in my grandson’s bedtime routine. What I did not mention in that post was my longtime fascination depicting people of different ethnic and racial groups together. This manifested itself with multicolored circles that represented faces; this was one of those personal symbols that showed up in my work off and on over time. So the various color papers used above are my current way of representing the tradition of bedtime routines throughout the many cultures of the world. It also struck me after this piece was put together that the people also resemble houses, another long time symbol in my work. Hmmmm….
A slide show of the entire piece is shown below.
This piece is dedicated to my grandson ‘Oti’
Bedtime Story, 2020, Artist Book