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Tu es si beau


Tu es si beau Sculpture

Imre van Buuren


Sculpture, Paper on Paper

Size: 9.8 W x 9.8 H x 2.8 D in

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The book in the box has different edited pages. I use various kinds of paper such as retro wallpaper, japanese rice paper and silk paper that I assemble and manipulate by folding or sewing, stamping with indonesian textile stamps, add thread between papersheets or sew on the paper or edit them with paint. Each book is sewn by hand in a loose manner so you can still see threads hanging. The books are a bit messy and that's just what I am looking for. You can write on the pages but do not use fountain pens or pens that contain alcohol, it will bleed. You can add photo's to the book, in this way it really becomes your book. Each book fits into a handmade box. On each box cover I present a collage of items e.g. small objects found in nature, folded bundles of silk, embroidered french poems, calligraphed fragments of paper and origami animals. These collages are carefully thought over and I always make lots of photos of various compositions before I decide. It is not possible to personalize the box and book.

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Sculpture:Paper on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:9.8 W x 9.8 H x 2.8 D in

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Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

In response to the ongoing digitalisation, paper artist Imre van Buuren (Almelo, 1969) is making books with accompanying cassettes by hand in her studio in The Hague, the Netherlands. The books can be filled as you like, with your stories, thoughts and images. You can write in them and paste photographs so it really becomes Your Book. Imre is looking for a quiet and subdued atmosphere in her work. Combining assembled paper with silk and threads to obtain a intime artwork that consists of a handmade book stored in a cassette that has a cover which consists of a collage of small items.

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