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Love Notes from Underground.
Atlanta, Georgia:: Elizabeth Castaldo,, 2013.. One-of-a-Kind. 3.5 x 5"; 28 leaves with 3 three-panel foldouts. Handmade abaca paper with floral and collage embedments. Dry sheets embellished with serigraphy and hand-drawn elements. Paper and book produced and handbound by the artist. Bound in cloth boards with exposed binding. Title and artist labels on front cover. Signed and dated by the artist on the colophon. Elizabeth Castaldo: "Pieces of unreadable text often appear in my work. I find books in the dollar bins of used bookstores and flea markets, and cut out the individual words, or cut shapes from the pages. The shapes of the words, the typeface, and the paper surface lend texture to the work and are used to make patterns, creating movement. I usually choose books that are about a subject that is thematically related to the concept of the piece so when the viewer catches little bits of words there is a connection with the subject matter of the work. The words and fragments are like ambient sounds or thoughts freely floating through the air. "... I use multiple techniques to create my own collage components from drawings or to reproduce photo images. For instance, most of the honeycomb pattern is made using silkscreen or woodcut and some of the fine hair detail is made with etching. Using these processes makes easy work of producing multiples of the same images fairly quickly, while maintaining a certain amount of tactility and connection to drawing that seems to be lost when using a more mechanical process like inkjet printing. These prints can then be easily cut up and manipulated so they become more than what they started as.... "I like accumulating tiny pieces to make something larger and repeating the same shape over and over to create space, rather than using line or solid shapes. Several patterns can be overlapping and layered to create depth, tie together areas of the composition, or become independent entities themselves, like the seeds or honeycomb." "Love Notes from Underground" was included in Castaldo's thesis presentation and exhibition of "Sensual Metamorphosis" at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.
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