Now that The Sheltering Book and The Big Beach Book are no more, except for fragments, in photos, and in memory, I wanted to look at the one structure/two projects piece in greater depth, and see the different ways the large book co-created in community was used. [Read more…] about Beach, Books and Shelter
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean
Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen: New Works
Join us for the culminating exhibition of studio residents Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen, showing new works in fabric and paper. Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen are sharing the Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio space during their simultaneous residency, which spans January 10 to April 18, 2018.
Envelope Book with Debra Disman
Use folding and sewing methods to create a book that can be sent in the mail! Write a note to a stranger and add it to the Big Beach Book onsite, or take home to write your next letter. You can create accordion folded pages that pop out to surprise the recipient, or sew in signature pages that can be turned.
Creating Sculptural Books with Debra Disman
Create a book that stands on its own as a piece of sculpture, and pushes the very idea of ‘the book’ into new territory. Using new, found, natural and recycled materials you will put together a book that can be cut, built onto, stitched, textured, painted, covered and otherwise transformed into your private universe!
Double Flower Fold Book with Debra Disman
Learn how to create a long or short book that utilizes repeated folded forms based that flattens into a single square. Add covers and a tie/ribbon, and embellish with all manner of materials. Also called an Exploding Book, this structure is perfect for treasured words: poems, love notes, fortunes and more.
Accordion Fold Book + Pockets with Debra Disman
Learn how to make an accordion fold or concertina book with pockets to create a literally unfolding story. Add beach photos, stories, dreams, memories, lists, recipes or letters – your epistolary novel awaits! You will also learn how to create a spine and tie for your book, so that any secrets it holds will be safe.