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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Two Eccentric Bindings for The Mad Hatter

George Walker's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass"
See them at the Osborne Collection in the Lillian Harris Library in Toronto













beyond the scroll case


Some nice results from Beyond the Scroll Case.  Boxes are built up with thin card around various shapes, trimmed with leather and covered with an amusing paper.













Friday, September 12, 2014

The new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Last Sunday Mary, Manu and I attended the pre-opening of the brand new Aga Khan Museum in Don Mills.  Devoted to historical and contemporary Islamic Art, the museum has extraordinary exhibition space and was showing some of its best stuff. There was everything from an enormous 15th C. carpet to a miniature book about 3" tall. I had been working on producing one of the exhibits for the opening, a series of flip books  by Pakistani artist Bani Abidi and gladly accepted their invitation to the "soft" opening. The final preparations were still being completed- no labels yet on the exhibits, pieces of masking tape indicating the positions of as yet uninstalled work-but that took nothing away from the experience of this beautiful building. We wandered around for an hour or so, missed the tour of the glass roofed mosque as I had to get to work and finish the flip books!- and left altogether impressed. Definitely worth a look.