About this piece:
The Pop-up Hand Shadow Book features four illustrated animal hand shadow in a theatrical book structure. The animals are brought to life as the viewer plays with a mini flashlight (packaged with the book), casting shadows onto panels behind the pop-ups in the book. A verse about each animal, by poet Nora Robertson, appears on each page. Letterpress printing: Melanie Brauner; laser cutting: Joe Freedman; illustrations: hand drawn graphite images by the artist; box/wrapper: Housed in a cherry and plywood box with cut-outs of each animal featured in the book.
gate fold with fold-out pop-up panels letterpress printed and laser cut paper pages, book board, book cloth, cherry & plywood laser cut box
Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific University. Helen exhibits her work internationally, she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker’s Companion, Paper Illuminated, Playing With Paper, and Playing With Pop-Ups. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends.