Friday, 29 January 2010
The Four Gospels. Design and materials.... head work.
I have spent the last week looking at folded pieces of paper. Working out the design for the Big 4 (The Four Gospels)
There is so much to go for, the lives of the saints, the colours and various clues in Icons. The materials of the time... now and in the past.
It is my intention that the Big 4 works in four design parameters, one has been sorted out with the end papers and doublers. The other three will be visible when the books are displayed. Some serious head work !
During the research I have looked at treasure bindings, books of hours, Icons, statues... the list goes on. The more I think, the more I am leaning towards a combination of past and now. Leather and mixed media. One thing I am sure of is that no two boards will be the same, even to the point were the two boards on the same binding will be of different sizes. This will create a silhouette that is not regular, breaking the square or rectangular format of the book.
Next is to put into practise on the maquette the various techniques I hope to use.