Here’s another little artist book. I made it back in the spring. I think I have another one to post from that time, and then I’ll be caught up – don’t know why I’ve let these photos languish in my holding bin.
When I make these little books, I usually have a group of them going at once, and I work on one, then another, a page at a time. I do it this way because the glue or paint or whatever has to dry on one page spread before I can go on to another one, so it makes sense to have several to work on at once.
I created the images with no idea what the text will be or even how the images will relate to one another. I like the serendipity and the formlessness of this approach for its utterly relaxing and undemanding lack of prescribed direction.
When I’ve finished the pages I write up whatever I think makes sense. It is always interesting how the book turns out to have a story or a theme even if I did not try to create it that way.
I am sure I’ll be doing some more books soon – I have some new ones all set up and ready to get to work on.
The images for this book appear first and then I’ve written out the text below.
I Feel It Inside
The orbit of my thoughts:
all the inquiring looks
the layers of meaning
all the unknowns the sun shines on
a mirror image
a corporeal being
the colorful life
the everyday solid and sturdy
the landscape of the living
the patterns the significance the known
The orbit of my thoughts.