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25 January, 2011

Altering recycled paper

Since I've been busting US economy too frequently lately I made decision to spend at least less money on paper. Well, paper is essential in my art so I had to look for the alternative. Recycled paper appeared to be good idea. Adding texture and painting the large pieces of paper is a messy and time consuming job but I'm happy with the results.

22 January, 2011

Texture and bookbinding

Combination of different techniques, materials, texture and bookbinding.

13 January, 2011


Bookbinding is itching me for a long time and finally I got the time to try different ways of binding.

Most of the time I spent practicing Coptic stitch (just because I kept messing up - lesson learned: don't try to watch tennis at the same time). For the cover pages I used different materials and techniques:

1. Soldering

2. Etching

3. Painting:

Some books are bigger...

...some smaller...

Raven's Foot Binding

...but this is my favourite:

Piano Hinge Binding

03 January, 2011

Effects of the heat

"Salvaged Ornament"

Canvas 27.5" x 19.5"

"Burned Bark"
Canvas 23"x 11.5"