New York: Béatrice Coron, 2001. One of 15 copies. This is an animal related alphabet in French and English with one word per letter. As Coron describes this book: "Graphically both shapes of the silhouette are kept (the full and the empty shape) to be able to use every part of the paper. The perception of an English and/or French book echo the perceptions of silhouette by complementary effects. Just as my silhouettes divide the visual plane, my French and/or English word divides the linguistic plane." This book was created with Arches paper, hand-cut silhouette paper, and stencils. It measures 5.5. x 5.5. x 5.5 inches. In fine condition. French born Béatrice Coron is a renowned artist whose work includes book arts, fine art, and public art. Her work can be found in major museum collections, libraries, as well as private collections. Her books are fascinating creations made through cutting images in paper or Tyvek. Christina Favretto, Head of Special Collections at the University of Miami describes her work in Coron's "artfragments" portfolio: "There is a palpable joy in the work of Béatrice Coron, the kind of joy we felt as children in unwrapping a particularly enticing holiday gift. But...for Béatrice the gift is a sheet of Tyvek...or paper, and the stories to be unearthed and unleashed within and through the medium." Coron describes her book work: "For the last 20 years, I have been exploring visual storytelling in artist books, paper cutting and public art. Collecting memories from individuals and communities, I stage narrative allegories in silhouette to create a dialogue with the viewer in playful fantasies. These visual chronicles record archetypal stories that transcend time and space. I have been fascinated by the relation of people to their space and the sense of belonging. Using papercutting where everything is cut from a single piece of Tyvek, the profusion of individual stories makes a coherent whole world." [From her website] ARTISTSB/082120.
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