By Carolyn Shattuck
Rutland, Vermont: Shattuck Studio, 2005. One-of-a-Kind.
8 x 6"; 4 leaves. Double-sided accordion with three double-page pop-ups printed on Fabriano Ingres paper. Materials: paint, etching ink, markers; ribbon. In paper slipcase.
Carolyn Shattuck: "Happiness is a group of quotes from the artist and family members who were asked the question of what constitutes 'happiness' in their lives. The impetus for the book is derived from a Chinese quote:
Happiness is when the grandmother dies then the mother then the daughter.
"I chose the 'explosion' format as a metaphor for the flowering of feelings when one is happy."