The End.

We finished up the term with group project reports and finally a reception for final projects in the library that featured posters, cartoons, scrapbooks, poetry anthologies, amazing commonplace books, altered books, digital projects, musical performances of original songs, and homemade cinnamon buns. (Note to self: in future, don’t serve sticky buns at exhibits of book arts.)

Here are a couple of examples of student projects.

altered book bouquet

This altered book has a hand coming out of it holding a bouquet of flowers. We couldn’t figure out how it was engineered, but were impressed that it didn’t fall on its face. Notice the way it casts a shadow! very neat.

altered book exercise (brain) daily

This open book is carved to reveal colored plates and text within the book. It advises us to exercise daily – meaning by reading a book. (It’s a hard to see in this picture, but there’s a brain, there, peering into an open book.) Also hard to see how layered the whole effect is. Or to estimate the time required to clean up the dorm room in which it was constructed.

There were other great projects but my photos weren’t always up to the task. Thanks to all the students for a fun January.