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Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.
artists' books; Baker & Whitehill
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Andrea Dezso, Movable Artists' Books
Materials + Techniques
Plexi Glass , (UV Printed, Laser cut), Acrylic PT
The concept of ‘I Went Fishing and Caught a Shooting Star’, was borne out of an attempt to combine bookmaking with my affinity for creating night lights. This book functions as an accordion book, a tunnel book, and a movable night light. The ‘cover’ contains a light inside, and the sides fold out to create a tunnel for viewing. Once you take out the book from its cover, place the box on its side, push the center to turn on the light, and arrange it to your preference. The 5 pages depict a descent into an ocean roaring with shooting stars born out of sea foam, whirling with fish and lost wishes. This process allowed me to explore the book as a loved, reusable object and expand my definition of what a book is, and what it could be.
Hannah Nigro, PH 2023
Lara, Leah; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "I Went Fishing, and Caught a Shooting Star" (2022). 9th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2023. 37.