About this piece:
This book looks at the universality of celebrations. Every culture, country and religion has celebratory events. Some, like the birth of a child or a wedding, are truly universal. Some are very specific to particular people. Special food, music, clothing, dancing are all important components.
Celebrations bring family and friends together, a vital social interaction for healthy society.
Celebrate! is an accordion fold structure with an inserted sewn signature in a hard case binding. A champagne bottle and cork are the center spread pop-up. The illustrations were drawn by the author/artist in pen and watercolor. The text is a prose poem digitally printed in the sewn signature.
paper, Italian book cloth, thread, duralar
About the artist:
Katie Delay is a visual artist, author, educator who lives, works, and plays in Northwest Ohio. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Emmanuel College (Boston) and a Master’s Degree in Art Education from the University of Toledo (Ohio). She has exhibited nationally, and her work can be found in the collections of the University of Puget Sound, Roosevelt University, Information Systems of America, Calphalon Cookware, the municipal collections of Holden, Massachusetts and Toledo, Ohio, as well as the Omagh Museum, Northern Ireland, and numerous private collections.