Oakland, CAUSA 94605
March 28, 2013
I love my kindle for all my basic reading but have a great passion for books as art. I love inventing and creating books and also like altering books. I'm currently writing/developing art for a futuristic, graphical series.
My main interest is in pushing the boundaries of tangible books to be appreciated as works of art which can also carry an extended story. I view my current w.i.p. as a project which both carries several full-length novels within and is a collection of books which create an environmental aspect in which the story is contained. Some of my favorite applications involve pop-up or other dimensional structures and i also really love origami. I have a long way to go before I can say my origami will have the wow factor I aspire to. But there is so much to explore through natural media, and so much satisfaction in creating beautiful pieces which intrigue and are a pleasure to hold in one's hands! Evolution? I think pursuing any perceived boundary in one's chosen object of fascination will give rise to evolution. I think creating works which cause the perciever to pause and perceive a stillness of thought, then to take pleasure in being transported to another realm would fit the bill.
Welcome, CP Wren! To writing and back to the "overly civilized." I love the Sierra as a getaway. You might enjoy meeting SF Chapman at our April 27 meetup, given what you write about. Lot of luck with Glimmer Train---I know how challenging those journals are. But it would be nice to be paid for your writing.