Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I've done quite a few accordion-folded books in the past and decided to post some of them here, perhaps as slide-shows. Here's one called Therefore I Am , black ink in a blank Chinese sketchbook similar to those which feature in the Open Books Exhibition. This one is 7 x 4.5 inches, drawn horizontally on one side of the twenty-three folds. I started it at least twenty years ago but finished it only last January. 

My idea was to represent two different ways of thinking: rightbrain/leftbrain/yin/yang/male/female/etc. tumbling down the length of the book in parallel but different styles and ending up together at the bottom. I did the slideshow and soundtrack today but it's only a rough experiment so excuse my poor elocution. It's at this link and also on MORE .


Dominic Rivron said...

Really like the video. Great choice of music too. Do you know the film Herdsmen of the Sun by Werner Herzog? It gets an outing there, too.


Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Hi Dominic, many thanks. I too am a Herzog fan but I didn't know about this film. I've just now followed your link and seen/heard the stunning beginning...amazing! Will go back later for the whole thing.