Organised by Sparksartists,the altered book is an art form in which artists recycle or transform existing books into new works of art.
I was given a book entitled 'The Tenko Club'.
I was inspired by the 1970's TV programme and the drawings of Tenko - the morning roll call in the Japanese POW camps - by internee Betty Jeffrey. I created a little camp on the book, surrounded by a circle of brave strong women, with a washing line full of clothes, teapot and cups etc cut out from the book's cover. Burning the books edges represents the war raging outside.
I wanted to show the protective, nurturing care of women in war zones of the past, presant and no doubt the future.
The piece was SOLD
The Tenko Club
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