Friday, May 10, 2013

Origami Ballet

Bethwyn and I continue our irregular but highly satisfying Frugal with the Bruegel project. This is our latest collaborative altered book-in-progress.

The base book is a bizarre origami how-to board book with ugly photos of paper flowers.  The additions come mainly from half a dozen 1970's ballet annuals. The traditional ballet and modern dance images in these books both suit the origami backdrop very well. We also use snippets from a Japanese novel (at least we think it's a novel) and a beginner's musical score.

 This limited palette seem to make something much better than the sum of its parts.

We are just over halfway finished, which at our current rate of productivity, should see it completed by next summer.

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