Allie Lovell – Houston, We Have A Problem – SOLD

© 2015
edition of 1
5 x 10 x .5





Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.

muslin, book cloth, paper, thread


Artist Statement about work:

This book is about my grandfather’s mission on Apollo 13 and his successful return despite the circumstances. The title is “Houston, we have a problem” because I feel like everyone has heard it before, but they do not necessarily know who said those words. I wanted the images to tell a story in my book, so I decided to stitch around the important figures and/or elements in each to give the viewer an idea of what is going on. I wanted the images to speak for themselves, although I did include text at the back of my book. This text is a compilation of things my grandfather has said during his lifetime, whether in interviews or in person. One of my cards was gibberish, free-write, or rant, so I tried to format the text in a poetic way on the inside back cover.

Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – neutral or pastels; structure – multiple openings (french doors); image – found; technique – high tech; layout – across the folds or gutters; text – gibberish, free-write, or rant; paper – minimal paper usage. Adjectives:, complicated or confusing, optimistic, non-sequential, historical

About artist:

Allie Lovell is a senior at Baylor University receiving her degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

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