Artist-Made Books & Covers
--“Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna, Doli Saja ke Rakhna”
(Urdu for “Decorate Yourself with Henna and Get the Wedding Palanquin Ready”)
Accordion-style artist-made book, Davey board, silkscreened metallic paper, and Arches 88 paper
This book project has been an exciting endeavor because it features images of my own artmaking process. The images within the book pages are superimposed with text running through along the outlines of my hand images. The first sequence of images display my workman’s gloves for bending metal and some of the two-dimensional drawings in one of my sketchbooks. The next sequence displays an outdoor seating arrangement of a pair of ottoman I created out of a plastic drum used for detergent as well as a set of hands with henna on them. The final composition includes an arrangement of some of my miniature furniture models as well as an image of myself wearing traditional clothing.