Thursday, June 23, 2011

Center for Book Arts, group exhibition

My piece in this exhibition, is "Libro Sin Palabras" which dates from 1963, Mexico City.  At the time I was working on large pieces, cutting shapes from color paper.  Then I had the idea to make a book in the same mode. "Libro Sin Palabras" consists of ten pages - each turn of the page changes the configuration. The idea came to me out of my interest in kaleidoscopes and Chinese scrolls. It's an edition of 50 hand cut (by me) books with only the spiral binding mechanically done. 

                              Libro Sin Palabras, Mexico, DF 1964 ©Sylvia de Swaan - limited edition of 50 hand made books