Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Art by Janet Keen Rotorua Artist, New Zealand

                   Copyright Janet Keen
I used  old children's encyclopedia's, titles out of an old music book and Steam punk black and white artwork that I printed out on the computer.

               Copyright Janet Keen
I am writing a very loose series of short poems which are  unplanned and spontaneous.
 I am juxtaposing various pictures of people with other people and random elements.

I am not stating anything in particular, the vision of this is coming out of my subconscious.
All the gaps are not filled in, the viewer can bring to it what they want.
 This is the beauty of semi abstract art, it allows for other people's interpretations.

The temptation of  is of course to dumb it down and make something that will appeal to a wide commercial audience so I  can obtain some sales for my trip next year to Italy.
But I don't want to do it.
I want to show this work as if it's in a series of dreams where everything is mixed up.

I want people to be inspired by the possibility of this idea and to sign up for a series of classes. 
You can do anything you like as long as its on top of old book pages.

Article about book art featured in Saturday 14th September Rotorua Daily Post.

All images copyright. 

Collections of book to make book art. 
See my collection of other people's book art at  janetkeenartistpinterest

As Picasso said  "making art is just like writing a diary."

Creative quotes of the day
Maya Angelou

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

 Drop in Workshops in book making art Friday morings from 9.30am to 11.30 am.
374 Clayton Road, Studio of Janet Keen 
Group enquiries welcome. 
Phone 346-3435 

NB You need to bring your own black and white images photocopied artwork to use on your book art. 

1 comment:

Kirsten Cliff said...

These are great, Janet!
Where do you get your old books from?
I love using them for my card work but can't always find those types of books.
Kirsten x