Day Three: Artist chap book

Following these directions for making a book out of a single sheet of paper, everyone makes their own books with found text. 

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This exercise emphasizes the value of limitations. Sometimes limitations encourage greater creativity because we have to work within confines. It certainly helps with choice paralysis as well. This exercise is a great way to blend the visual artist practice with the writing practice of our collective members.

 Matthew thinks about the abandoned Bethlehem Steel warehouse we visited on Tuesday. His book is in the voice of the warehouse, complicit in the manufacturing of items for war. 

Matthew thinks about the abandoned Bethlehem Steel warehouse we visited on Tuesday. His book is in the voice of the warehouse, complicit in the manufacturing of items for war. 

 Kyra lends a new view to the Langston Hughes poem "As I Grew Older." 

Kyra lends a new view to the Langston Hughes poem "As I Grew Older." 

 Detail of Kyra's book.

Detail of Kyra's book.

 Rosalba mixed found text with written text and Spanish with English in a series of poems. 

Rosalba mixed found text with written text and Spanish with English in a series of poems. 

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 Camilla created an illustrated interpretation of a passage from  Catcher in the Rye . 

Camilla created an illustrated interpretation of a passage from Catcher in the Rye

 Lexie's characters are overreacting to what some call "first world problems." 

Lexie's characters are overreacting to what some call "first world problems." 

 Another view of Lexie's book. 

Another view of Lexie's book. 

Salome Milstead