Tunneling Through (2) Too
It was fantastic to teach a workshop on Tunnel Books for families, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Tunnel Book is comprised of two accordion spines, or “sides”, connected by a “backdrop” and “cross pieces” or frames attached to the accordion folds moving “forward” in space.
The images below may explain the process more clearly, because, as we know, a picture is worth…how many words?
Two friends work intently, side by side, cutting shapes and image to add to their theater-like books.
Mother and Daughter attach pink and yellow backdrops to black accordion folded spines…
and add to their stories through color, shapes and texture.
The one half of this Mom and Daughter team sports a Princess Leia hairstyle from the original Star Wars movie! She and her Mom are working in related colors.
A talented and happy Mother and Daughter build out their books.
An imaginative young biy cuts concentric circles to give his book and even greater feeling of depth.
Backed by his supportive Mom, he took it upon himself to take the Tunnel Book project one step further.
Happy mom, and our beautiful art class assistant, Lady, a young Mom herself!
Little hands create big projects..
adding layers of color and shape, creating scenes and stories.
This young artist blew me away with her dedication, commitment and persistence…cutting out all the little yellow windows for her building…a real “mise en scène“…
Speaking of mise en scène…BEHOLD!
A love of green…
Love Live Life
Just the right decorative paper for the waterfall down the mountains…
This young artist took the Degas image of The Little Dancer, and made her into a magical winged creature (fairy?) in what looks to be an enchanted place…the theme of flying is echoed in the large yellow butterfly attached to the upper left of the piece.
Adding layers to the piece…
and completing it…
Concentric circles surrounded by a delightful dash of “Ziegfield Follies‘ esque gold fringe!
A pièce de résistance indeed! This is a Masterwork if I ever saw one…blooming out in every direction!
Our fabled family makers….together