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Carla Busquets potrait Carla Busquets: "I am passionate about paper, about cutting tiny pieces of magazines; collecting sugar sachets and making lists of the books I’ve read; about drawing, and embroideries, and antiques markets; passionate about art and history”
   

 

Turtle Sanctuary
By Carla Busquets
Barcelona, Spain: Carla Busquets Salinas, 2020. One-of-a-Kind.

Dimensions: 40 cm x 35cm x 32 open. Box dimensions: 44 cm x 36.5cm x 6 cm. Materials: marbled paper, colour paper, watercolour, bookcloth, paste. Techniques: Watercolour, papercutting. Signed.

Carla Busquets: "The turtle sanctuary was imagined as a place to rest, to recover, to find the calm we are searching for in the shape of a diorama. Handcut pieces combining marbled paper, sold colour paper and watercolour drawings."
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Broken Civilisation
By Carla Busquets
Barcelona, Spain: Carla Busquets Salinas, 2020. One-of-a-Kind. 9.25 x

Dimensions: 39 cm x 17 cm open (15.4 x 6.7"). Box dimensions: 37 cm x 23.5 cm x 6 cm (14.6 x 9.25 x 2.4") Materials: Ink, paper, paste. Techniques: Watercolour, papercutting. Signed.

Carla Busquets: "This book depicts an old underwater cathedral symbolising a forgotten civilisation, the end of an era, and a representation of how the building repurposes itself in a new environment, serving as a home for fish and other sea creatures. The foldable paper structure is based on Barcelona's church of Santa Maria del Mar, from which I was inspired to create the arches, the rose window and the semi-buried sculpture on the seabed."
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Infinite Cycle
By Carla Busquets
Barcelona, Spain: Carla Busquets, 2020. One-of-a-Kind.

Size: 35cm x 10cm x 7cm closed. Materials: paper, bookboard, bookcloth. Techniques: watercolour, suminagashi paper, papercutting. Accordion book structure. Laid in box.

Carla Busquets: "The double accordion book shows the circular and endless movement of an ouroboros, a mythological being biting its own tail, representing the constant cycle of life. Facing the enormity of the ancestral being, there is a small fishing boat on the surface of the waters, a symbol of travel and nourishment."
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Somni(Dream) book
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Labyrinth
By Carla Busquets
Barcelona, Spain: Carla Busquets, 2020. One-of-a-Kind.

28cm x 20cm x 17cm closed carousel book. Materials: paper, bookboard, bookcloth, cord. Techniques: watercolour, papercutting. In presentation box.

Carla Busquets: "Four sides of the open book show four views of the Parc del Laberint d’Horta (Park of the Horta Labyrinth) in Barcelona, an example of garden design containing neoclassicism and romanticism elements, constructed between 1791 and 1853, and turned into a public park in 1971. The book is based on real architectural elements mixed and transformed into imagined compositions that play with light and shadow."
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Machine
By Carla Busquets
Barcelona, Spain: Carla Busquets Salinas, 2020. One-of-a-Kind.

Dimensions: 32 cm x 32 cm x 9 cm (12.6 x 12.6 x 3.5") open. Box dimensions: 11 cm x 18 cm x 7 cm (4.3 x 7.1 x 2.8"). Materials: Watercolour, bamboo skewers, paper, bookcloth, paste. Techniques: Watercolour, papercutting. Signed.

Carla Busquets: "This is an interpretation of my trying to find a centre, a stable pattern amongst the uncertainty of our times. I designed the gears to have aligned centres, but some pieces have hinges and can be moved just as events divert our paths. It is an exercise to realign them manually and find some calm in it, or try to see the beauty in their disorder. When open, the book describes an orbit, because looking at greater things than us like the stars above, the clouds, or thinking how the Earth keeps turning around the Sun every day helps easing the thoughts. It is also in a way an impossible machine because when open, all gears would turn in different directions. But who knows, maybe they're all actually turning back towards the core."
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Medieval Castle
By Carla Busquets
Barcelona, Spain: Carla Busquets Salinas, 2019. One-of-a-Kind.

29 cm x 22 cm x 22 cm open. Carousel book structure with ribbon tie. Materials: Dalbe 200 gsm paper, markers, Indian ink, black crayon, bookboard, bookcloth, ribbon, mica. Hand-drawn and handcut by the artist. Laid in a 32.7 x 14.7 x 5 cm custom clamshell box. Signed and dated by the artist.

Carla Busquets: "Every section of the book depicts a chamber of a medieval castle: the entrance, the armoury, the dining room, the bedroom, and the library. The book opens 360 degrees. The structure is vaguely based on the castle of Fougères, in France, although the furniture and details are completely invented and adapted from different sources of inspiration. All candle flames have a mica covering to give the impression of candlelight. "
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Somni (Dream)
By Carla Busquets
Barcelona, Spain: Carla Busquets, 2020. One-of-a-Kind.

30cm x 18cm x 8cm (11.8 x 7.1 x 3.1") closed pop up and accordion structure. Materials: paper, bookboard, bookcloth, gold foil, mica. Techniques: watercolour, paste paper, papercutting. Laid in box.

Carla Busquets: "'Dream' is an oneiric scene where all the elements invite us to travel in a calm sea and a starry night sky. The horizontality of the figures and the composition enhances the idea of movement forward, and the beam of light from the lighthouse is a comforting sign amidst the night."

Shades of "Moby Dick" – sea waves, a large whale, and a lighthouse in the distance. Adventure on the high seas as Busquets captures man versus nature.
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