I've been a fan of M.C. Escher for a long time....like before high school. I added another book to the collection - a super fun flipbook, HERE. I love how a familiar piece of work takes on a new form. It got me thinking about a poster I've had rolled up for a while. Metamorphosis II - it comes as 4 panels, 8.5" x 41" each. I thought I would install around the ceiling line of my studio, but I never did it, and now my shelves go up so high it would hardly be visible. The little flipbook gave me an idea, and the motivation, to alter the present state of the poster, and turn it into a book that I could hold in my hand.
It took some manuevering to flatten out the rolls, match up the pattern and make the attachments so it was one loooooong panel, then measure and do a little math to arrive at a suitable division. I left an extra flap at the leading edge so it could be tucked under a paper strip to hold in place within a cardboard portfolio. The whole thing can be pulled out and still viewed in its full panoramic glory, but within the covers I'm enjoying savoring the details page by page. One thing always leads to another! This accordion generated more ideas....still in progress, I'll report in later :)