about this piece
About this piece:
Lava tubes, which are conduits formed by flowing lava underneath the hardened surface of a lava flow, abound on Hawaii Island where I live. When the eruption ceases, the lava cools and leaves a long tunnel. With current volcanic activity, breaks in the top layer of the cooled lava crust sometimes make visible the lava flowing underground. I thought the tunnel book was the ideal book structure for depicting this awesome volcanic action in the lava tubes.
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 artist’s books have been in juried shows locally and nationally.