My largest piece in the Migration/Navigation art book series is just about done. So far the series includes Travel Journals, each with unique map pages, and mini art books called mamebons. I have also completed other map art books with Migration/Navigation themes such as, Route 66 and the Montgolfier Brothers hot air balloon.
This large piece is a great sea serpent design from an antique sailing map called the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus. It’s first copies were printed in the early 1500s. I’ve hand-embroidered his design onto a modern day aviation chart. The complete piece measures approximately 50cm x 30cm (20″ x 11″)
I’ve been stitching madly to ensure it is completed in time for our booth at the Zine’s Mate Tokyo Art Book Fair!
All scrolled up as antique charts were, making it my favorite art book design so far. It will be available for sale at the Tokyo Art Book Fair. Look for me at the Tokyo Art Byte Critique group’s booth.
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