Art of the book

LONDONDERRY - As the year came to a close, students at Flood Brook School in Londonderry presented a collection of handmade books in this year's Art of The Book Show.

In what has become an annual tradition, seventh and eighth students presented a wide variety of artist books that showcased their talents and creativity. From tiny one inch books that fit into matchboxes to zip zap books that unfolded to 15 feet, the books captured the spirit of book art and reflected the personalities of their creators.

As a finale to the Art of the Book course that fostered this creative output, students presented their own independent book projects. These included altered books, book sculpture, a book mirror, and books bound in a variety of different ways. Accordion books, star books, Asian twig books and tapestry books, all made from the students' hand decorated papers, were beautifully displayed in the art room for visitors to see.

Art teacher Casey Junker Bailey, who recently completed a Master's Thesis on Artist's Books, was truly impressed with the creative problem solving and fine craftsmanship displayed in each piece.


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