Joy Campbell, ‘Gather ’round’, 2015, ViVO Contemporary

Gather 'round is an altered book piece constructed from 21 discarded books which are attached to .75" black foam core. All of the books have been folded with the single fold method of construction. The various patinas ranging from off-white to gold are the result of the aging over time of the papers used in the books. The books are held in place with 7" rusted nails inserted from the back into the spines of the books. Shorter rusted nail heads are inserted into the tops of the books for decorative purposes. The wooden frames have a rusted metallic look with small dots that resemble nail heads, a complementary match to the nail heads in the books. This unique book sculpture is finished with wires on the back ready to hang vertically or horizontally.

Signature: signed on the back

About Joy Campbell

American, Raton, NM, United States, based in Santa Fe, NM, United States