I am pleased to announce I just completed my third Collaborative Book assignment, as curated by my fellow ACE (The Arts Community of Easton) decorative book artist, Maryann J. Riker. I was honored she asked me for a third time to participate in the piece; as this is my third time as one of the collaborating artists featured.
This time the theme was "SECRETS"....which could
refer to any kind of secret; or any view of secrets. Per Ms. Riker, the assignment was as follows: "SECRETS......We all have them...hidden and close to the heart...sometimes we open them to ourselves or unfold them to let someone else know about them...sometimes unbidden they whisper back to us..reminding us that they are there, keeping silent, but always with us...what secrets do you wish to unfold with us?"
The format of this piece consists of a 3"x3" square ocular-opening envelope as the container for the "secrets"; and could be created using any kind of media. Since I am a painter, I chose acrylic for one, and colored pencil for the other. The size was
a bit of a challenge, but I believe my designs work well.
The completed collaborative book will be submitted, and donated to the National Museum for Women in the Arts for inclusion into their Special Collections. In March of 2010, the book will be exhibited in the Phillipsburg, Easton area during National Women's History Month.