Another Altered Book

Also the product from a class. I used a book I disliked while working on a Master’s degree. When I tried to sell it back to the school I was offered $1. I think I had to pay about 25 times as much so I was delighted to put it to this better use. I completely obliterated its identity with the folds and decorated papers papers on the cover.  I added feathers and silkworm cocoons for more decoration. See detail below.

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I made a second similar book while working with friends and left the book with one of my friends.

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Altered Book

I took a class about altered books at the Center for the Arts here in Pittsburgh. The book I chose to alter was a rare book catalog I had picked up somewhere in New York. It became the first book I made using posts from my first blog: Moving Music.

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Moving Music was about my move from New Jersey to Pittsburgh. I decided to use fatunderscoreoldunderscoreartist as my user name and continued using it for a couple of years until I realized there were porn sites showing fat women and my blog was listed on one of them. You never know what attracts people.

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I printed out everything in the blog and pasted it onto the book and using various techniques, covered all of the text and some of the printed pictures.

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I’m not proud of this book, keeping it only because it has the blog. If the blog is still online, I could do a better job. Somehow it’s not that important.

This is book #11.