Look for Art
Every now and then, when I'm clicking around on the internet, I come across an artist who's work makes my jaw drop. I have recently been using black ink on altered book pages. It is a very cool technique. Will Ashford uses this technique and takes it to a whole new level. All of a sudden the possibilities seem endless.
In his artist's statement he says,"Like an archeologist I hunt for the words that speak to me with new meaning. Intuitively, one word at a time, they turn into a kind of haiku or philosophical poetry that I can call my own." I love the image of the archeologist digging for words and meaning. I had much fun with the words in my last altered book, "The Fundamentals of Applied Probability Theory". Treasure hunting for words is kind of addictive. I wouldn't want to reveal exactly how many books have been speaking to me at garage sales and recycling depots. Let's just say that I'm going to be working on altered books for a long time.
Click on the Artist's Statement link above the enjoy some of Will Ashford's art. There are even slide shows! So grab your beverage, sit back and enjoy!
© Laurel Martin 2010