I’ve been working towards an upcoming fine art exhibit at Caplan Art Designs; writing an exhibit statement, compiling an inventory list, writing promo materials. You’d be amazed at how much writing there is in this “visual” art field. I also have to write a speech to give during the opening reception. One of the things I plan to talk about is how I take notes, do drawings in my sketchbook and then how those thoughts are transformed into my fine art. It seemed easier to post somewhere (besides randomly on this blog or on Twitter) some of my actual sketchbook pages so people could see for themselves what I’m talking about. So I made an eBook that collects my sketchbook pages – particularly pages that relate to artwork that will be in the exhibit. It is titled “Coffee Table Book” (http://my.bookbaby.com/book/coffee-table-book) – and this book is best viewed on a smart phone or tablet with the portrait orientation lock on.
Here are a few pages from Coffee Table Book:
I’ve been working on an ebook titled “Coffee, Table, Book”. This book directly relates to my upcoming exhibit at Caplan Art Designs www.caplanartdesigns.com (opening May 7th!) but it’s also about my artwork in general – and very much like the pages I’ve been posting here on this blog. Here’s what the cover looks like:
It’s an artist monograph about my humorous fine artwork; a visual story of how I take ordinary life and make it into fine art, showing the connection between my sketchbook drawings, collected thoughts and my whimsical artwork – all of which are inspired by coffee, food on tables and stuff written in printed books…and this is an ebook… (You know I like word-play right?)
While parts of this book may resemble a cookbook, a book of quotations, a book of humorous art, a book about art history or any other sort of slick glossy coffee table book – that resemblance is purely accidental – it is really a story-peek inside this artist’s mind and the whimsical fine art that comes from it.
In addition to the risk of sharing my sense of humor part of what’s risky is that this book is art-image heavy and not all eBook readers will handle the color images of my artwork and my sketchbook pages. But my ebook will be available for all kinds of devices; iPads, Androids etc. so hopefully it’ll be fun to view an “art book” via such devices.
At any rate – here goes: The ISBN number is 9781483553566 – starting now and in the coming weeks this book will start being available at the iBookstore, Amazon and wherever ebooks are sold. Here’s a start: http://my.bookbaby.com/book/coffee-table-book Remember, you saw it here first!