the catch of the afternoon

26 Sep

As most of my readers know, I am super busy in production mode getting ready for the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Vancouver in December. Although it feels like I have too many projects on the go, and keep bouncing in between them, I did finally finish a new altered book yesterday and I am so proud!  I started with an old hardback book originally titled “special effects” & altered it with a mix of media including gouache, acrylic and watercolor. The found poem reads “The catch of the afternoon, just in time for dinner.”The background has an abstract pallet reminiscent of water with a mix of blues, teals and whites. There is a beautiful rainbow trout illustrated in the top left corner, and a woven fishing creel and red-handled fishing rod on the bottom right. Like all of my altered book pieces, it hangs directly on a wall like a canvas, open at the altered page. I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments! If you enjoyed viewing this style of work feel free to visit my portfolio site or this previous blog post about my solo show this past July to see more of my altered book work.

7 Responses to “the catch of the afternoon”

  1. Marcus 26/09/2011 at 09:16 #

    Beautiful! Jess this is awesome! I LOVE it! reminds me of all those times I spent wandering the riverbanks in the mountains! Will e-mail you later my friend! Keep up the GREAT Work!

  2. Jessika Tarr 26/09/2011 at 09:20 #

    These rock. Nice work, Miss!

  3. Russelle Adams 26/09/2011 at 10:29 #

    This is awesome! you know I haven’t forgotten about “trout”…I have a new minivan (well new to me) I’m glad trout never got attached to the other minivan..I’m thinking I might put him on the cover of a new journal… Love your work!!

  4. Thuraya Lynn 26/09/2011 at 11:32 #

    Lovely linings and vibrant colors.

  5. kimi kobashi 26/09/2011 at 19:20 #

    I like the trout’s skin ~ all those pretty flecks and colors. And the way you’ve used curves to show how to read the words… I’d like to see a photo of it further back as well, to see how it is actually part of a book.

  6. aproposzine 27/09/2011 at 19:16 #



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    […] at a few of them in progress and if you’d like to see some recently finished ones check out this post or this one or you can see some of my older altered book works in this section of my portfolio […]

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