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clouds, horoscopes in art, autobiographical memory in art, travel in art, movable books, artists' books


1 circular flexagon : color illustrations ; 20 cm in diameter. "While watching clouds that were passing over the port of Genoa (Italy) I was inspired to create this artist's book. In the midst of thoughts about nature's forces and movements, tragic events in my life let me take stock of my existence. The movement of clouds creates an unpredictable and mysterious energy that colors our thoughts. In this atmospheric energy I found the strength to contemplate my past and imagine my future. I even glanced at my horoscope to counter nostalgia, sadness and anxiety about my destiny. These coded messages, sometimes prophetic, often funny, became my travel companions. As clouds and astrological predictions came and went, I found a new equilibrium that enabled me to envision my new life"--Colophon. "An artist's book creates a space to tell a story. To the question 'how to represent clouds?' I constructed a three dimensional structure that turns and eddies on itself while embodying a visual tale. Like a book, the structure opens to allow a linear reading of the photographs and texts.. Vellum, bristol, Mohab Entrada, brass"--Colophon. A vellum flexagon structure with color printed Mohab Entrada paper and brass, board, ribbon and magnet closure. When closed, the flexagon forms a circle. Twelve circular cards are attached to the inside of the structure, one for each month of the year. The cards are printed with reproductions of photographs of clouds on one side and horoscope texts on the other. A paper and board title label is attached to the outside of the flexagon. Issued in a clamshell box of glossy-white-paper-covered boards with magnetic closure. Paper title label attached to box lid. The box is lined with blue paper, with a signed and numbered colophon sheet attached. The flexagon rests inside the box underneath the colophon sheet.

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[Irvine, California] : Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli [2016]


©Nabarra-Piomelli, Amandine. Irvine, CA: Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli, 2016

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20 cm in diameter, 22 x 21 x 9 cm in box

Tempus Fugit



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