I love the process of starting with a book and somehow creating a piece of art, inspired by it, out of it, surrounding it, about it...
Sometimes the ideas and construction flow thick and fast and sometimes things stall on the way and it's days or weeks before one vital aspect is resolved.
I always tend towards working in 3 dimensions for book art and that often results in a "table piece". While I love table pieces there is something nice about art on the wall, about not needing a table for the work (so that Jo at Blarney doesn't have to find another table!).
I worked really hard on the idea of wall mounted pieces in 3 dimensions this year...but it was a struggle!
Having just had a major breakthrough I thought I'd blog here about the progress on one of the pieces, inspired by a little book called Our Friend the Welsh Corgi. It's a small book with not many pictures - early on I worked out a way to make the actual book into a dog...a dog that needed a table to sit on! I toyed with the idea of turning this dog into a sort of trophy/cup sort of thing (but I really wanted to get it off the table and onto the wall!)
I've been rearranging various elements (frames, fabric, tin lids, boxes etc etc) for weeks now. Today I decided I needed to make a photoshop mockup to help me decide on the ultimate composition.
I really didn't expect it to be so easy! I'm happy with how this has come together so now it's out with the staple gun and glue to make it all real.
Here is the photoshop mockup for 3 dimensional wall art entitled
"Corgi leaves Home". Now let us see how much changes as I construct!! (note - that's the actual book creating corgi's blue coat!)