A is for art and Ascension..
as you know I created this book for
my sister in law, who is dealing with the loss of her
husband, lover and best friend...
who died a little over a year ago..
is one of my passions...
|Ascension, art book, Caterina Giglio|
I used an old library book...
6 x 8 1/2"
gutted it, and used the old covers to create a new book
by taping the covers together with book tape..
stitched the signatures into the new spine,
and then covered it in eco dyed fabric..
|front cover, Ascension, art book, Caterina Giglio|
I used onions to dye both the cover and the pages..
to get the splotchy look, I spooned the dye on the paper and let it dry..
|feather page, from Ascension Art Book, Caterina Giglio|
I embellished the pages with freezer paper
which was painted with metallic paints...
I used colored pencils to draw the feathers on Canson art paper
and then stitched them with white thread...
|the number three represents a new beginning, from Ascension, Caterina Giglio|
the center fold below was stitched on cloth, collaged and the cloth was stitched to
|centerfold feather, from Ascension Art book, Caterina Giglio|
hidden beneath the centerfold pages
are the tiny envelopes and this feather...
|bleach dyed peacock feather, Ascension Art Book|
the peacock feather was bleached...
and then stitched to a collaged piece of fabric...
the ribbon was onion dyed..
this last page was not shown in
and sadly, it is
one of my favorites...
I love the mottled paper and the bold leaf...
|Ascension Art Book, leaf drawn and stitched, Caterina Giglio|
the back page below...
onions seemed the perfect choice..
the do bring tears...
a big thank you
for publishing this
I am so very grateful...