About this piece:
My goal was to achieve a harmonic arrangement combining patterns and color and movement. The size and placement of flags create a rhythm in tandem with the paste paper design and opening and closing the book activates the expressive cadence.
paper, wax, thread, binder board
About the artist:
lives in Mountain View, Hawaii, United States
Charlene Asato is a visual artist living in Mountain View, Hawaii. Her fascination with artist’s books originated with the study of calligraphy in the 1980s while in the San Francisco Bay area. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form and artist’s books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy. Some of her books may open up to quiet charm or may open in an explosion of surprise. Her artistʻs books have been in juried shows locally and nationally.