Monday, September 20, 2010

See You in October!

Dear TT readers, September is a wash!

Between putting two magazines to bed, helping with and attending two close-friend weddings, and Maker Faire New York, I'm out of commission. In the meantime, please check in with CRAFT for my postings there — most recently on Plumen's designer fluorescent bulbs, and embroidery artist Ayako Otsuka (respectively, above). See you in October! Or New York. Whichever comes first!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Georgia Russell

Scottish paper artist Georgia Russell falls within the notable ranks of Brian Dettmer and Su Blackwell — both artists who remodel the book into 3-dimensional narratives. Whereas Detter excavates his subjects like an archeological dig, and Blackwell erects select images into diorama-like scenes, Russell abandons depiction to focus on form. Her books shred out in sculpted waves that seem to at once defile and release the text, as if blown out from the spine in a sudden organic bloom. [via Silent Storyteller]
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