Friday, January 11, 2008

Corinne Stubson, fiber books


(Above and below: Flower Girl, altered book by Corinne Stubson. Click on images to enlarge.)

Corinne Stubson is a self-taught artist whose work with altered and artist books often includes lots of interesting fibers. She is one of the support team members of the Altered Book Yahoo Group and blogs about her creative journey. She has created a unique artist book especially for CYBER FYBER.
--Susan Lenz

Corinne's Statement for Flower Girl:
ARTIST STATEMENT ON ‘FLOWER GIRL’

I created Flower Girl from my love of gardening, books, and Marimekko fabrics. For many years, the wonderful graphics, colors and design from Marimekko have fascinated me. When I was invited to exhibit my altered book sculpture art at CYBER FIBER, I knew I wanted to include my ‘loves’ in my artwork.

This ‘old girl’ has several of my humorous tendencies incorporated into her. For instance, the little door on the front cover has a latch to open it…but the latch isn’t necessary because the book cover opens anyway. The word ‘Secret’ on the door is a little enticement for the viewer…which few resist - inside the little door is the viewer’s peeking being ‘found out’….with the stamped words: “I knew you’d look”.

Living in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years has given this native Southern Californian a great appreciation for sunshine, gardening, water, flowers and warmth. I have incorporated my visual conception of these elements into ‘Flower Girl’ through the use of fabric and color. Where I wanted embellishment, I added acrylic paint, silk flowers, and a few strategically placed appliques. The addition of the collage image (from Ten Two Studios) of ‘Mother Nature’, inside the book, is my way of saying one can never have too much of a good thing!

Flower power to ALL people!

Corinne Stubson, mixed media and book artist
Medford, Oregon

15 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely beautiful, Corinne!

Corinne said...

Thank you Gayle!! :))

Lynn said...

Awesome, Corinne! I love the colors and flowers. Your work is such an inspiration!

Corinne said...

Thanks so much Lynn! This year (and, for me, always, frankly) it's got to be about color - and enjoying the creative moments! hugs to you!

marciglenn said...

This is an amazing piece Corinne. A beautiful, unique idea and wonderfully crafted. Hugs and Happy New Year!!

bloubell said...

Love the piece , so fresh and springlike. Betty

Corinne said...

Betty and Marci- thank you both so much! Happy New year and forever Spring to both of you! :))

Val Foster said...

This is just too cool for words Corinne. It's fun, it's funky, it's crazy, it's beautiful. It so represents your excellent and distinctive work. Congratulations for being invited to show your book sculpture in this fine exhibit.

Linda East said...

Corinne...I loved this book the moment I saw it...this is one of your best pieces (I loved your star book also) and it definately deserves to be seen on an international level...you are so talented and creative...yor craftwomanship is awesome...congrats for being in the show..Linda (Okla)

Corinne said...

Val and Linda- you both are so gracious, and make my heart glad! thank you so very much for your lovely comments - my art friends are what this journey is all about! I thank you for being here. :))

Angie Hall Haviland said...

LOOKS Great, Corinne!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

lindacreates said...

This is so you Corinne! So fun, funky, colorful! I see your unique style,tant and it so represents your beautiful charming garden in Medford. Congratulations on being in this incredible show. Linda Lynch

Dana said...

Corinne, congratulations. I love your use of color and overpainting. The altered flowers are beautiful, too.

Corinne said...

Angie, Linda, Dana...thank you so very much! I am so happy to share my inspiration with all of you! Many thanks.

June from Scrapping by Design said...

Corrine, you've done it again. This is yet another example of your amazing work.