about this piece
About this piece:
This is a flag book that is contained in a fold-over, open-ended box. When opened, it may be displayed flat or hung on the wall. Flags are arranged so that when the concertina is fully extended, a continuous image emerges.
acrylic, wax, paper, binder board, thread, bone
About the artist:
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 artist’s books have been in juried shows locally and nationally.