Experiment one had me slicing a book into a 1 1/2" strip on the bandsaw and folding its long skinny pages. That created the wheel like form below. It is a great shape in the arrangements but it doesn't hold as even a texture as the other shapes did. The end view shows the gaps.
I took another paperback and sliced it the long way again using the band saw.
I then curled its pages in. This techniques made a long cylinder and, because of the reduced diameter, worked well in 360 degrees.
Next, I sliced a split into a book right at its midpoint but I did not cut all the way to the binding.
On this one I did a diagonal fold and crease from the center cut out. It created a wonderful double cone shape. This book had over 600 pages so it made a much denser form when done.
The finished shape is visually dynamic and very photogenic!
I now have a collection of folded books to place, rearrange, and interact with. Guests can play with them. They are another type of artistic building block.
Consider making a set for yourself and then send pictures!
Previous Posts of Interest:
- Altered Books • Folding • Part 1
- Rolled Pages • Folded Book Art of Keri Muller
- Fascinated by Folded Books
- Book Art Inspirations
- Words • Folded Book Art
- Spiral Origami
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