Secret Lives - an altered children's board book
Made March 2007 for
|The right-hand page has a spinner to change the woman's
She led a life full of
|She was an avid gardener.
The spinner changes the plants in the pot.
The right side flap opens to reveal
|He was a good family man.
The right-hand page is hinged on the right side and opens to reveal eleven children.
|She did not talk about her
The copper tab pulls down to reveal her secret.
|They both understood each
other very well.
The ribbon pulls up a slider.
The original board book was about some character from Barney counting to ten. I sanded and gessoed the pages and painted them with acrylic paint. The collaged images are photocopies of 19th-century photographs from my collection, colored with Permapaque markers and acrylic paint.
Carolyn M. Brady
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