boxing is easy; love is much harder
book art objects: take a vintage hardcover book (even better –– a book found or rescued), varnish the pages shut, prime/gesso the cover, paint an original image on that cover, draw or paint or collage addition imagery to the back cover, seal the images with gloss varnish (glass smooth to the touch)
now that the book has been repurposed into an object, the original subject matter has been displaced; this is part of what makes it new and original
in this case, I have invented a new title as well
art object / book sculpture –– intended as a home decor accent or touch
to sit on a coffee table or mantle or bookshelf (this is the kind of art that travels with you, even to your cubicle at work)
6 x 9 x 1 inches
an art object meant to be picked up and handled
the front cover is wax monoprint from an original drawing, pressed against gesso, then sealed with gloss varnish
the back cover is wax as well, with its inscription scratched into the paint
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu
Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.
~ Roger Kahn
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
a found/rescued book (in this case, from a departmental move)
packaged in a clear sleeve for gift giving, with an explanatory card sticker on the back
a unique gift for a book or art lover
Everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise.
ESCAPE THE DREAMING PLANET; GIVE THE GIFT OF ORIGINAL ART
1-3 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information