paper, paste paper, book board
Double flag books have captured my interest in recent years and the sunny; uplifting colors of these paste papers inspired this book. Opening the covers in different directions creates variation in 3-dimentional forms and manipulating the covers moves the flags giving the viewer an “Array of Delights.” The triangular blocks add interest and provide support for the concertina and flags when closed.
Charlene Asato’s fascination with artistʻs books originated with the study of calligraphy in the 1980s. She finds artist’s books provide a wonderful avenue to convey the energy of a simple fold converting flat papers to 3 dimensional forms.