A few weeks ago I went to an exhibition where I bumped into my old art teacher and mail art artist Ko de Jonge. I had not seen or spoken Ko for over 30 years and this renewed acquaintance was really fun. Since we both are busy with art and I also dappled in mail art, we had a lot to talk about. Besides ‘everything mail art’, Ko told me he also collects small artists’ books. He sends out empty booklets to artists, asks them to fill the pages with their art and then return it to him. He has done this for years and is the curator of quite an archive now.
You felt it coming, right?
I received an empty booklet from Ko (by snail mail of course!) to fill with my own art.
The booklet has the title of the project Art = Start + and I had to leave the title that way, but I was free to do whatever I wanted.
Here’s how my booklet turned out, enjoy!
Each page has a small strip with text glued on it.
I cut the texts out of an old children’s book (1892) and it’s therefor that the spelling is ‘Old Dutch’.
The whole day.
Early in the morning.
It was afternoon already.
Late in the evening.
Have a great weekend, enjoy every minute of it!