|Arches ©1990, 2 x 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches closed. Brass, formica, found objects, fabricated. The rusty shape on the top of the arch was found on the street. Whatever it is, I couldn't drill through it, so it's held down by the three riveted stars. The decorative scroll is acid etched, and the ground line was cut with a jeweler's saw. SOLD.
This book was a commission. The woman who wanted it said "something like Instruction Manual for the Moon." I said I would make something I like and if she wanted to buy it, that was great. It worked out very well, I think she liked this book better than Instruction Manual for the Moon. Scroll down for more views.
|The stars on the cover are rivets. They would have been little rivet heads on the inside cover. Instead I soldered little stars to ear posts and used them as rivets. So they look like stars from both sides. I used two pieces of formica for each page, so I didn't have to worry about where the rivets were on the back.
|To get the four large "rivet" heads on the right hand page, I soldered little circles of brass to earring posts and used them as rivets. All the other rivets are earposts. They are most obvious in the corners of the pages where I didn't solder any kind of head on them.
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