The term “outbook,” for casual books I make using scrap and rescued materials, is described in an earlier post. As an example of what comprises an outbook, though each is different, here is the inside of one made for a mail-art friend, Alicia Starr, in April. The books are usually a bit shorter than this; I got carried away.
For this visual poetry project, conceived and coordinated by Cheryl Penn of South Africa and De Villo Sloan of the USA, 15 artists each created 15 eight-page chapters as a tribute to a favorite visual artist, past or present. Each artist sent a chapter to the other 14 project participants. Artists I received from and sent to are from Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Russia, South Africa, and the USA. Here is one version of my chapter, all of which pay homage to the 20th-century collage artist Hannelore Baron:
More pages 2+3:
More pages 4+5:
More pages 6+7:
Text about Hannelore Baron included with my chapter, compiled from The Smithsonian Institution’s 2001 traveling exhibition catalogue titled Hannelore Baron: Works from 1969 to 1987: