Carolyn Leigh ~ Arizona

 
   
Artists' Books by Carolyn Leigh  
   
The Painted Faces series was inspired by three different stages of mask and body art. Nightfall Faces are the dark and light spirits of forest and bush. Primary Faces are the primal, ancestral spirits of village creation histories. Harlequin Faces are the festive, carnival faces of town.
   
   

Nightfall Faces
By Carolyn Leigh
Tucson, Arizona: Carolyn Leigh, 2005. Series variant.

3 x 3 x .75", six pages, in wrapping with ribbon. Materials used include acid free paper, Tyvek hinges, Ph-neutral PVA glue, Golden and Daniel Smith acrylics, Renaissance Wax.

The Nightfall Faces are painted in blacks and whites to suggest shadowy spirits that are unknown and unnamed. The "rattle" inclusion is the sound of something unseen in the bust at night.
$340 (Last two copies)


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Primary Faces
By Carolyn Leigh
Tucson, Arizona: Carolyn Leigh, 2005. Series variant.

3 x 3 x .75", five pages, in wrapping with ribbon. Materials used include acid free paper, Tyvek hinges, Ph-neutral PVA glue, Golden and Daniel Smith acrylics, plus a coat of Renaissance Wax on the pages.

The Primary Faces Series uses primary colors to explore primal face and mask forms inspired by the New Guinea people and their ancestral spirits. The "rattle" inclusion represents the unseen, stick cracking sound of something in the jungle at night when the masali spirits come round. Each book in the series is unique. This one-of-a-kind is based on both the clan masks of the Sepik River and the body art of the Highlands tribes in Papua New Guinea.

Carolyn Leigh comments: "I spend part of the year in their villages and have been lucky to see a tremendous amount of fantastic art created by artists using only the materials available to them from the jungle, the bush and the sea."
$340 (Last Copy)

 

   
   

Harlequin Faces
By Carolyn Leigh
Tucson, Arizona: Carolyn Leigh, 2005. Series variant.

3 x 3 x .75", 8 pages, in wrapping with ribbon. Materials used include acid free paper, Tyvek hinges, Ph-neutral PVA glue, Golden and Daniel Smith acrylics, Renaissance Wax.

The Harlequin Faces series celebrates the carnivals and festivals of towns. The folk spirits are not totally forgotten, but now their colors are the vibrant, complementary hues of store paints. The "rattle" inclusion is the sound of something again unnamed, but still there in the back alleys and streets.
$340 (Last three copies)

   
   

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