Mixed Media - Altered Book
5 x 8" book
I started this altered book several years ago and I took it out of my cabinet the other day and decided to revisit it. It still has some pages left....As you can see, the word I chose for this layout is mockingbird. The New York Times had a huge spread on Harper Lee's obituary on February 20. They also had a photocopy of the original review of her book, To Kill A Mockingbird from 1960. I remember reading that book back in the day. And the movie adaptation was one of those movies that really captured her book. That doesn't always happen. So I couldn't just throw her obituary out. I saved some of it. It's just my way of marking something important...glueing it on the page if you will. I added a window...her view of the world, what she shared, what she thought? On the left side page, I painted a mockingbird on a watercolor postcard and stitched it as a pocket where I could tuck in the 1960 book review.
So that's my tribute to Harper Lee....maybe gone, but never forgotten. Oddly enough, the name of the book that I am altering here is ...Time Expired.....