I’ve found a few modifications to my tools that help me work more effectively. For one thing, dulling the needles has helped me avoid a problem that irked me while … Continue reading DIY bookbinding tools
Last year I had the chance to visit Barcelona, which of course translated into a pilgrimage to as many of Antonio Gaudi’s projects as possible. I expected to admire his … Continue reading An illuminated souvenir
[ The first two parts of this essay can be found here and here. Some images and detailed description of this final section have been omitted pending permission from the … Continue reading Play and fantasy
One of the purposes of this blog is to sort through and prioritize intriguing notions and sources. I have an ongoing fascination with investigating how things work. (Hint: that’s a … Continue reading DIY digression: bookmaking
The Firecracker Press sold me on the sheer excellence of letterpress art. If you’re ever in St. Louis, check them out for good design, poetry readings, edible printed tortillas, and … Continue reading DIY digression: letterpress
Until today, I only knew one way to perforate paper (without some mysterious steampunk machine). Pounce wheel (Not everyone knows about these things, so I’ll describe them first. I doubt … Continue reading Perforation
Lately I have been fascinated (anew and again) by the subtext of self portraits. Quite a few refer directly to traditional female roles. I read this both as sincere (as … Continue reading Progress update: feminist paper doll costumes from art history
This week was all about paper dolls and art history. Part of the project was identifying artworks from my personal canon. What do I identify with, and what literally and … Continue reading Paper dolls
I’m starting something new… My plans owe a grateful nod to work by Jaclyn Seufert and Beth Scher. …oh, and maybe Sandro Botticelli as well.
The fourth round of mail art went out this afternoon.
I finally finished the large Yoshimoto cube. Consider it homage to the link between the infinite and the infinitesimal (admittedly far less structured than “Powers of Ten” by Ray and … Continue reading Origins cube
As Elaine Scarry mentions in On Beauty and Being Just, we more vividly remember our mistakes about beauty than intellectual topics (11). Somehow it is easier to recall a time … Continue reading Kewpies, feminism, and humility
Geometric paper art by Matthew Shlian. Rob Ives, paper animation More paper automata Over-the-top snowflakes flexagons chart flexagon puzzle Reversible paper cubes A working paper Rubik’s Cube http://www.youtube.com/user/dutchpapergirl?feature=watch Intense papercraft … Continue reading Paper engineering (and perhaps some crafts)