paper, collage, mixed media, charms, lace, found objects, book board, ribbon, faber castel marker, upcycled objects, hand drawn portraits
The Black and White Stars artist book is a beautiful hand-bound artist book featuring seven hand drawn portraits of black and white movie stars, including Grace Kelly, Charlie Chaplin, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, and Kathryn Hepburn.
I used Faber Castell markers to draw the portraits, then created mixed-media collage on the rest of the page. Found and upcycled objects evocative of the life of each star were used to create seven miniature artistic memoirs. Included in each college are small torn biography pages, which I first typeset and then had printed on glossy paper to resemble magazine pages.
Because of the dimensional objects in the collage this book does not fully close. When closed it measures 5.75" x 5.75" x 2.5". When open for display it measures 5.75" high and 12" across.
This book won first place in the three-dimensional category of the 2013 Black, White & Grey show at the Keizer Art Association in Keizer, Oregon.
This is a piece of fine art and should be protected from moisture and direct sunlight. Some light handling is expected, but hands should be washed prior to handling to prevent discoloration from natural skin oils.
More books similar to this will be available soon. Other themes or colors can be made on request. Contact me to see if I can make what you want.
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- Male or Female