Back to back accordion book. When book is closed, front portal looks out through smaller portal in back. When opened and extended, side pop-up portals interact with front and back, creating changing views.
Mingei paper, Canson Mi-Teintes paper, paste, acrylic, colored pencil, ribbon, mat board
Charlene Asato became interested in bookbinding 25 years ago when she was learning calligraphy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Back in her hometown in Hawai’i since 2003, she has focused on incorporating her art pursuits into her artist books, i.e., calligraphy, photography, paper surface design, watercolor, embossing, linocuts, origami, assemblage and collage. Her artist books, photographs and mixed media artwork have been included in juried shows in Hawai’i and her artist books shown nationally