About this piece:
World Dance IV is the fourth in series of small, unique books that portray dancers around the globe. I am interested in the beauty and drama of dance and its universal application. In our turbulent world, dance keeps us alive and human. I used vintage maps for their color and history and torn paper silhouettes of groups of dancers to accent parts of the global story. The dancers and maps are fashioned accordion style for a feeling of movement and flow. I used simple materials, such as an old file folder as the cover and a fabric tie to simulate a log book or sea captain’s journal.
paper, ink, glue, fabric
About the artist:
Poppy Dully is an Oregon painter, printer, and book artist. She works in acrylics, oil, pen and ink, and several printmaking techniques. Her art carries a narrative theme. She has shown her paintings and prints around the Pacific Northwest since 1998. Poppy’s artist’s books are in private and public collections including University of Washington, Stanford University, Multnomah County Central Library, University of Southern California, and Savannah College of Art and Design.