“My first piece of advice is this:
Ignore all advice. In my experience, most interesting art gets made by people who don’t know the rules and have no idea that certain things simply aren’t done: so they do them.
Transgress. Break things. Have too much fun.”
From my new project “NOTES ON INVISIBILITY”, an altered book project*
*Altered books have been defined as any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. The altered book is a subset of the artists’ book, in which the starting material is an already published book.
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Wonderful! I love it too! And I agree: not knowing the “rules” or ignoring them can lead to very creative results.
Wonderful as the singular piece of advice! Thank you. I sometimes get advice such as: “I really LOVE this work. But I would like to see these lines straighter and these colors different. You should try that. Oh, and you should make it larger.” I have two responses, depending on the person. One is silence, the other is, “Well, then it wouldn’t be a painting by me.”
ha – yes; it seems like a good idea to have a selection of possible responses & answers at hand, especially if you don’t want to hurt anyones feelings.
Complimented by the things we do see?
Oh, this looks like a fun thing to experiment with!!
It is; there is an interesting tradition for this kind of work: http://libguides.usd.edu/bookart/altered#s-lg-box-17024242
I am planning to try this: https://www.carlasonheim.com/online-classes/fine-art-collage-with-melinda-tidwell/
I love the energy in this. I missed some of your posts while I was away – already months ago! and I’m catching up a little.