About this piece:
The black and white photos of a friend’s daughter, as a young child through early teens, inspired me to create a book that read like a film trailer or publicity stills for a film made in the 1940’s. The covers and interior pages are made of various papers and images digitally manipulated and printed with an inkjet printer. Transparent papers were given a watercolor wash and images placed inside the folds. Hinging was done using linen thread and toned Japanese papers. Knowing this girls love of movies I wrote the text as if her dreams were a film she created. The darkness seems frightening but her serene face tells something else.
All photo images of the girl were taken by Natale Caccamo, Kennett Square, PA. Text is original by the artist.
paper, ink, thread, watercolor
About the artist:
lives in Silver City, New Mexico, United States
Mimi Peterson currently lives in Silver City, NM. She is a painter, book artist and mixed media artist. After graduating from Philadelphia Collage of Art, Philadelphia, PA in 1984 Mimi began dual careers as an artist and as an art conservation technician of art on paper and library materials. Today she works in oil on canvas, collage, sculptural paper objects and books. Mimi has been exhibiting her work at Seedboat Gallery, Silver City, NM since 2009.