I mentioned in a previous post that I am a member of an art book group called Art Books Cleveland. Every year the group has an exhibition of alphabet related books. Last year I made a book called the Astronomer's Alphabet featuring paintings of space related things for each letter. This year I wanted to do something a little different.
The book is called Free Association. Each page has a painted background with a collaged image and phrase that both start with the same letter. I chose photos and images that had nothing to do with each other, which often creates meaning of its own in the new context.
I started putting together the book last year after finishing the astronomy book. I was still interested in the alphabet theme but wanted to do something more whimsical. The book is currently on display at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland until the end of November.
I obviously can't share photos of the entire book here, so I took shots of some of my favorite pages. Enjoy!