Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
December 2, 2010
Image Size
753 KB
Resolution
793×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,447
Favourites
72 (who?)
Comments
24
Downloads
40

Camera Data

Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX P90
Shutter Speed
10/646 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
74
Date Taken
Dec 3, 2010, 7:02:08 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×
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]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmarna500:
marna500 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Amazing! Your work is inspiring Sue
Reply
:iconhogret:
hogret Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Wow, what a compliment, thank you!
Reply
:iconsethfitts:
SethFitts Featured By Owner 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.
Reply
:iconhogret:
hogret Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
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!
Reply
:iconjillykaren:
JillyKaren Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Beautiful work!
Reply
:iconhogret:
hogret Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Thank you for the compliment! The completed book sold at an exhibition, so I was pretty delighted!
Reply
:iconmirlimi:
mirlimi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
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...)
Reply
:iconhogret:
hogret Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Oh yes. Go for it!!!
Reply
:iconaslix:
aslix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :D
Reply
:iconpulbern:
pulbern Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely ridiculous! :faint:
Reply
Add a Comment: