Altered Book

Here is a page out of my altered book, a commissioned project that I am working on.  Inspired by the poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird", this refurbished old library book has charcoal work, collage, painting, printmaking techniques all throughout.  This page features the thirteenth stanza, "It was evening all afternoon.  It was snowing and it was going to snow.  The blackbirds sat in the cedar-limbs." Black feathers added using gel medium, watercolor painted background, pen n ink illustration.


Shelley Noble said...

That is gorgeous.

gl. said...

very nice, jeffrey!

Darkstrider said...

Not sure I understand - what is altered about the book? You say it's a 'refurbished library book' does that mean you somehow cleaned off the pages - removed the original ink and worked on the blank pages simialr to the way monks and scribes used to create Palimpsets by scraping or somehow cleaning old manuscripts/scrolls what have you to turn them into prayer books? (Like what was done to the book by Archimededes that was the beginning of Calculus hundreds of years ahead of it's time?)

Is that what you mean?

Cause if so, that's pretty cool! I mean, as long as the original book wasn't like Archimedes r something.. ;)

UbaTuber said...

Thanks Shelley n gL :). Mike, yup, its an old library book that I picked up at a book sale for a dime. "Three Greek Tragedies" I think...the pages haven't been scrubbed so much as gesso'd over...the original print is completely lost on this page but on others it is still visible...I will post more pics once I deliver the finished product :)

jriggity said...

coolness dood!