Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bits and Pieces

Earlier this fall we had a wonderful exhibition at the King Street Gallery at Montgomery College, "Beyond Text: Contemporary Book Arts".  A popular art form, book arts and more specifically, paper engineering is a natural addition to the art curriculum for all age groups.  Yesterday we had a brief workshop with Carol Barton whose work is illustrated in this post.

Barton has been engaged in the process of exploring design through the manipulation of paper for thirty years and she is a natural and talented instructor.  Her method of teaching is inspired: no rulers, no rules, quick cuts and folds and there you have it, some delightful results.  Her Popular Kinetics website offers up excellent examples of her work, links to other paper engineers around the world and also serves as a gallery and a place where you can order her two books. 

The cover of another work by Carol Barton.

Poor photo but the "text" are seed packets.
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