Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Deep fried artist's books

I dreamed last night that to really 'finish' your artist's books, you must deep fry them. So I was standing in front of this big vat of boiling oil and dipping my books in them, one by one. And as they came out, I examined them and thought, "why, yes, they do look crisper this way..."

Went to Bend to visit my American mom today. 7 hours of driving, 2 hours of visiting. Not very good ratios, but I've just got too many things to do at home to stay over night. It was pretty wet (rain, fog). There was an accident on N. Santiam, looks like someone drove off the road and into the ravine. Traffic backed up quite a while. Glad I was being pretty careful.

Tomorrow will be a day of running around. And the day after too. Seems like there was something art related worthy of mentioning today, but now I can't remember what it was. So maybe it wasn't worthy after all.

So, to wrap up the What I Like About Myself thing, I'll reach out and touch

the Scarlet Letters
Mr. 5000
the Chinese Yarn Princess and
photobrea

But no pressure, only play if you want to...

4 comments:

Brea said...

Ok. The first 5 things are up. More next week...

Mrs. 5000 said...

That's it, I'm going to cook the books from now on. . .

fingerstothebone said...

Before you decide to cook your books -- there's no food allowed in some collections (the JWSC, for example), and cooking them, might just turn them into food!

Green Door Studio said...

John LaFalce and Drew Matott have been Deep Frying books as an interactive public performance in the States. Check it out at: http://greendoorstudio.net/dmatott/art/collaborations/deepfriedbook/deepfriedbook.html. Love to see your AB result!