Lisa Iversen (Skybridge Studios) is sending me this beautiful piece. I say piece because I am not entirely sure in which category to put it. When I received it our conversation went something like this:
M - Thank you for your wonderful bookie, Lisa.
L - The black bead is supposed to be a volcano.
M - black bead? I can't see any black bead?
L - Don't be so slow (she didn't say that). It's not a bookie, it's an envelope. You have to tear it open to remove the content.
I didn't want to ruin Lisa's work but I was really desperate for the volcano/bead, so I did as she told me, but the envelope was looking more and more like... a book, and no sign of bead. What do you think, can you see it? Did something get lost in translation and I am looking for something that is right in front of my eyes?
Whatever it is, I can't help seeing it as a book. It could easily be telling a story, with elegant illustrations, and several (at least 3) examples of asemic writing, maybe vispo too? This is an inspiring work, I now feel like making books with hidden compartments and sliding doors. Lisa, thank you very much for sending, I love it!
September 7, update: Found it!!
Tightly sewn into two fragile pages of Alice in Wonderland.
And... it's a volcano alright! Well worth the wait. Thank you Lisa!