Upcycled: Bound Journals Transformed
October 5, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2015
Friday, October 9, 4-6pm
Regular viewing hours Mon.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat. & Sun. 11-5
Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University, 1020 Walnut St, Philadelphia
Earlier this year, The Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University offered the Delaware Valley Chapter some de-accessioned bound journals. in hopes that members would use them to make artists’ books.
The chapter was given Hygeia 1929 – 1949 and Scientific American 1950 – 1979. Each artist picked two volumes to glean from and was encourage to create artwork that adhered to some very loose guidelines. The artist could:
- make copies or cut the pages up and then reassemble them as another book.
- alter a volume.
- make something inspired by an article in the volume.
- make something sculptural or two dimensional.