Contained (4 TPP Artist Books)  by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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Display arrangement of the first four concertina artist books ‘contained’ in glass jars.
Medium: Gouache, ink, acrylic, rag paper, glass, plastic.
Jar Size: H. 27 x Dia. 11 cm

Inspired by not wanting to follow the ‘norm’ of creating solid retangular protective (box) covers which hide away the images, I wanted to be able to continually see the artwork on display while ‘in storage’ and this was my solution. It suited the perimeters and parameters exhibition theme very well indeed.

Work exhibited in Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters shown at Tableland Regional Gallery Atherton, Far North Queensland from Feb. 5 to 28, 2010.

Artist Statement for Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters Exhibition work..

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abstract, artist book, colour, grid, far north queensland, glass jars, gouache, nature, sculpture, tablelands perimeters_parameters, concertina, tree trunk, tropical, green, gold, texture, container, contained

My “creative art practice” may be be succinctly summed up in the following fantastic metaphorical quote by Kandinsky:
~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    very creative idea Karin !LIz

  • Fun too! Thanks for commenting Liz.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • shazart
    shazartalmost 4 years ago

    Love this idea! So creative

  • Glad you like, thankyou shazart.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • doreen connors
    doreen connorsalmost 4 years ago


  • Much appreciated, thankyou Doreen.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Bec Schopen
    Bec Schopenalmost 4 years ago

    very very cool, i love it.

  • Thanks so much Bec. : ) It’s great to get such positive feedback about the work.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosalmost 4 years ago

    what a great way of displaying this work – adding another dimension – I am tired of studying art books with those white cotton gloves – I understand why but it kind of removes me from the work – just great Kerryn

  • Julie-Ann thank you for your comments, so glad you ‘get it’.
    I do seem to have a rebellious streak in me when it comes to following the ‘norm’ or complacency! Most couldn’t imagine the amount of times I have had to manhandle & torture the paper through the folding and creasing then arranging, juggling like an acrobat these works with my bare hands!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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