D Snow Studio

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Art Books and Collages

THE MIXED MEDIA "NARRATIVE COLLAGES" ARE MADE FROM TRADITIONAL COLLAGE MATERIALS: PAPER, GLUE, AND PAINT. SOME ARE SEWING MACHINE STITCHED, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF THE ART BOOK PAGES. A FEW OF THE BOOK COVERS AND BOXES ARE MADE FROM RECYCLED OR RE-PURPOSED WOOD AND BOOK BOARDS.


BEYOND THE TEXTURAL MATERIALS SUCH AS HANDMADE PAPERS AND FABRICS, OTHER VISUAL MATERIALS MIGHT INCLUDE MY OWN DISCARDED LITHOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS. I ALSO SCOUR OLD BOOKS AND RE-ASSEMBLE VARIOUS EXTRACTED PARTS INTO NEW IMAGES. ONCE FORMED, THEY ARE THEN PARTIALLY OVERPAINTED WITH ACRYLICS. MOST OF THE COLLAGES HAVE A MINI-MYTH OR STORY, USUALLY TONGUE-IN-CHEEK, AND FREQUENTLY A TINY BIT PREPOSTEROUS.


EACH ART BOOK IS UNIQUE.  ONE EXAMPLE IS A JAPANESE STYLE, BOXED PORTFOLIO WHICH HOLDS THE ART AND STORY ON THE LOOSE LEAF PAGES WITHIN. IT IS ENTITLED FIGMENTOSUM OCEANUM AND CAN BE FOUND, ALONG WITH A DOZEN OTHER OF MY ART BOOKS, IN THE STUNNING SHERRY GROVER ART BOOK ROOM COLLECTION OF THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASHINGTON. THEY ARE OFTEN EXHIBITED ON A ROTATING FOUR MONTH BASIS.


YOU MAY INQUIRE ABOUT MY WORK AT  BAC GALLERY, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, OR BY CONTACTING ME DIRECTLY AT  DSNOWSTUDIO@OLYMPUS.NET

  

THE DREADED THREADS

A GHOSTLY YARN

12X13 INCH UNIQUE ART BOOK WITH TEN COLLAGED AND SEWN PAGES PLUS STORY


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About D Snow Art Books and Collages:


THE DREADED THREADS--A GHOSTLY YARN


THE STORY OF A VERY OLD FAMILY OF "HAUNTERS" WHO HAD LOST THEIR DYNAMISM, THEIR VIM AND VIGOR, THEIR OLD ENERGETIC SELVES TO SCARE ANYONE AT ALL, AND HAD NEARLY DISSOLVED INTO FLAKES AND SHREADS OF THEIR FORMER FORMLESS FORMS. THERE ARE TEN STITCHED AND SEWN, PAINTED AND GLUED PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS OF EACH FAMILY MEMBER INCLUDING STRINGALONG THE FAMILY DOG, NAUGHTY  KNOTTY THE FAMILY CAT, PA DREADED THREAD, MA RED THREAD, DAUGHTER GOLDIE  THREAD, BABY THREAD, THREAD BEAR HIS TEDDY, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, NEIGHBORS NED AND KNITTY NEEDLES WHO SAVE THE DAY. The book is Japanese stab bound covered in bark cloth.

This art book was in the fall 2019 exhibit called "Follow the Threads," part of the   Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's permanent collection of art books.