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2nd PRIZE WINNER
artists'books, Student Artists' Book Contest, first, award, 2nd prize
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Thomas Wedell and Nancy Skolos, Making Meaning
Materials + Techniques
Laser-cut metallic paper and museum board
This series of artist's book are in response to the movie, "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control" by Errol Morris, in which four leading roles demonstrate an intense commitment to each of their off-beat career paths. I appropriate the implication of the mythology about Sisyphus and suggest in the work that the repetition of a determined action leads to the pleasure of the process rather than that of achieving a prescribed end result. The unfolding of the paper sculptures within each book mimics the unfolding gesture of book pages yet in a more dynamic and playful manner. The structures of the cover add more complexity to perceive and interact with the sculptures inside.
Meng, Scarlett Xin; Library, Fleet; and Collections, Special, "Modern Day Sisyphus" (2014). 1st Student Artists' Book Contest 2015. 28.