Wednesday, January 8, 2014
When developing the design for my book carving I wanted to make it ironic for the book I used was a law book and the design was a person dying from a lightbulb. When I was on pinterest looking up ideas for the project I saw a photo of a person with a phobia for lightbulbs and thought that was interesting and decided to incorporate it into the design along with the person dying. It was very important to have a clear plan so that I knew where to carve and at what time it comes in. This project was actually quite difficult for me, my pages were not like a regular book and were very thin and do to that they ripped quite easily. I overcame them by having to go page by page, one at a time. The portion of the design with death relates to the book I choose by the book being a law book and I found it to be humorous to have a design with an ironic twist. I took a few risks by having to carve out a person and by doing lots of curved lines for they were to me very difficult to cut out. I feel like this project was pretty successful but I do wish I had made by design deeper.