Lisa Kokin

Fret an abstract mixed media altered book created with thread and self help book spines by Lisa Kokin at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area - Lisa  Kokin

Fret, 2010

Mixed media  
56 x 51.25 in

self-help book spines, mull, thread

Covers of self-help books are meticulously removed from their boards and sewn together in a Fret pattern creating a patchwork quilt. Ironically, it is not the books themselves, (Kokin has often remarked that the used ones she finds appear for the most part to be unread) that offers solace and transformation. It is the process of artmaking that spins dread and dissatisfaction into something whole and visually satisfying.

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