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Autobiography WIP by hogret Autobiography WIP by hogret
Altered book, work in progress.

A copy of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography which has been assertively altered - each spread has been cut down to a different architectural shape, edged with Japanese masking tape, eyeletted, and some have had holes or windows punched out (for later filling with acetate transparencies). All spreads thus have views behind and beyond to other spreads.


The theme seems to be becoming the layered world of childhood, using work from early 20th C children's book illustrators.

Gallery is here: [link]
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:iconmarna500:
Amazing! Your work is inspiring Sue
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:iconhogret:
Wow, what a compliment, thank you!
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SethFitts Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! WOW! The more I look at it the more amazing it becomes. I am working on an altered book project but nothing like this. You have given me some ideas on how to I could approach the next one.
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:iconhogret:
This book was a real labour of love and ended up being sold at an art exhibition in Oregon. I was quite sad to see it go, but delighted that somebody else loved it as much as I did. It has been enormously helpful to work on collaborative altered books (with fellow artists over at #Daughters-Of-A-Dog, #Outside-Of-A-Dog and #ArtfulDodgers) because then you pick up on techniques and inspiration from other people's pages. If ever you're interested in a collab, let me know!
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:iconjillykaren:
Beautiful work!
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:iconhogret:
Thank you for the compliment! The completed book sold at an exhibition, so I was pretty delighted!
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:iconmirlimi:
I definitely need to try my hand at all the miserable old books that lay on my shelves and are no more read ! Your idea is great...

I also decorate my plain notebooks with tape (whetehr japanese or not...)
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:iconhogret:
Oh yes. Go for it!!!
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aslix Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :D
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pulbern Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely ridiculous! :faint:
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