About this piece:
Excess in Moderation is an expression of living life to the fullest and being aware of its risks.These words hung on a storefront in the Florida Keys. My choices are based not on fear but pushing my ideas to another place. I love patterning and design so I explored combining two different art forms: Art Nouveau and Japanese Origami. This approach exploded in my work as an origami carousel book. I studied origami and adapted the images into a folding carousel book. The book reveals a hidden section of quotes from literary and/or known people. A slipcase was designed .
About the artist:
lives in Rutland, Vermont, USA
Carolyn Shattuck was born in Montreal, Canada, moved to the United States in 1971. She and her husband lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years where she became influenced by the history and beauty of the Japanese prints . She returned to the United States and studied painting at Bard College. After graduating, she divided her time between her painting and developing a unique printing method. Her work embraces the juxtaposition of many cross-cultural images. Her books can be found in numerous collections including The Smithsonian.