- Artists' book in the form of an unbound pop-book house with glowing artificial candle at center of the home - illustrating the Scandinavian practice of creating coziness for the family with simple gestures. The walls of the house are made of hand-made paper which uses old family clothing.
- Item content: English
- Responsibility statement from colophon.
Edition of 5.
"My work seeks to understand the quality and power of Home -- to grasp the practices of how we live and how it influences the skills we learn, resilience we acquire, its role in our identy and the happiness we hopefully find. I reuse, remake and rethink the materials and skills of my domestic life. Through the simple pleasure of labor, I transform the goods and skills of both Home and Book Arts making visible the beauty and power of each. The things I make lure the viewer to touch, handle and feel, inciting a personal yet conceptual response. Hygge is the Scandinavian practice of taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, everyday things more meaningful, beautiful or special. This book is a manifestation of this practice through the lens of my materials and experience."--artist's statement.
"Pop-up book with tealight. Presented in a lidded box. Handmade paper using my family's worn out clothing. 4 pages. 10.5 x 3 x 7.5 inches. Signed and numbered edition. 2016. Edition of 5."--dealer's description.
As issued from artist. Rectangular decorated box. Lid lifts off and inverts to form base of the house. Within the box are 4 panels which fold and rest in guide-rails on inside of lid to form the house, secured by a "chimney". Within a compartment at bottom of box is an electric candle which fits inside the house. Inserted in the box is dealer's description, with extensive artist's statement.
Libraries' copy is number 2 of 5.
- 1 artist book ; in box 19 x 27 x 8 cm
- N7433.4.L86 H94 2016