about this piece
Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.
paper, acrylic, pencil, crayon, glue, binder’s board
Artist Statement about work:
The Barracuda Fact And Cookbook began with the structure I found on-line by Lily Hoy called “fish bone folding technique”. It seemed an obvious choice to make the book an actual fish. After surfing the web for images of fish & historic layouts, the barracuda emerged as the fish of choice. A short description of barracudas helped me create the poem, but I still had to contend with the narrative. The idea of recipes from a cookbook layout completed two more of the requirements. The barracuda book is a plethora of mixed media techniques beginning with pre-treating the paper by crumpling, adding acrylic washes, crayon rubbing and resist, and ending with collage. Color just fell into place as I worked the paper into shape. For the adjectives monotonous and intuitive, I feel the hand-cut fish scales create monotony and the structure requires some intuition to realize the fish. The final adjective to consider was opposing or contrasting. The viewer can decide if that was successful.
Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – primary; structure – innovative; image – extracted from a single image; technique – mixed media; layout – based on an historic example; text – found; paper- pre-treated. Adjectives: narrative , poetic , opposing or contrasting , intuitive , monotonous
Serey Andree received her BFA in ceramics from Georgia State University in 1987. While honing her skills as a sculptor, Serey taught art in a variety of situations including art centers, community ed programs and in the artist-in-residence program of Georgia. While attending a class at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, she was introduced to book arts. In 2104, she realized a life-long dream of owning her own business and opened Paper Trail Art Center in Scottdale, Ga. PTAC’s goal is to inspire the adult artist in the serious play of the creative process through book arts.