Ascending – Descending
Crown binding with slipcase. I recently learned Hedi Kyle’s crown binding technique and experimented with several books. In this book, I found that by manipulating the covers, the pages turned very easily and worked as a flip book, hence the two red dots simultaneously getting bigger and smaller.
binder board. decorative paper, inks
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. She may include calligraphy, photography, decorative paper designing, watercolor, pen and ink, embossing, relief printing, origami, assemblage and collage in her works. Some of her books may open up to quiet charm or may open in an explosion of surprise. Her artistʻs books have been in juried shows locally and nationally. She occasionally teaches workshops in bookbinding and paper arts.