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Xoi Ga Bun 2001
Sticky rice, chicken, round rice noodles
Paintings and drawings, old Vietnamese book, Xerox transfers, fan, buffalo stamp, pen and ink, street litter,
Fabric, notepaper, newspaper, ribbon, thread, raffia
Poems by the artist
10 x 7 ¼ inches
The paper in Sketchbook Project 2013 http://www.sketchbookproject.com/ I received in the mail is thin and creamy colored. I’m planning on taking the book apart, using the original cover, but adding my own paper.
Photographing chairs has been an ongoing project of mine. This seems to be a good place to start.
Yesterday I printed on standard copy paper about 30 pages of images pertaining to chairs and sitting. This morning I’ll scan some drawings done during my travels. The paper is too thin to really dig into or paint on so I may gesso one side of the page to give it some body or cover the image with a clear mat medium. The images are both horizontal and vertical. We’ll see which orientation wins out.
The image above is from a book I made in Vietnam. I cut paper before we left on our trip. Each day I would take a few sheets to draw on. Some art supplies and a few sheets of paper fit in my backpack without having to carry around the weight of a sketchbook. The sheets of paper were separate too so I could put them together any way I wanted when I got home.