Feather bookmarks (one side and then the reverse side shown in the first two images below).
Acrylic and Ink on 2 x 7 inch Bristol Paper with Ribbon.
One side of two bookmarks.
The reverse side of the previous two bookmarks.
Three of the five bookmarks. Two of one side (the first and third bookmark), and one of the reverse side (the center bookmark).
In many ways I like to cross boundaries. I like to break the lines that divide categories, disciplines and other units - sometimes units of thinking as well... Mail Art does this in many ways, which is one reason I like Mail Art. So do things like painting bookmarks with "art" aesthetics in mind.
For some reason the idea of bookmarks has always appealed to me. I enjoy seeing what people do on a bookmark in much the same way I enjoy seeing what people did on cave walls eons ago or may be today on city walls and the machinery of life.
One of the things I like about doing something like this is that it's not only fun but this kind of thing becomes resource for me as well as functioning as a study. I also like the idea of working, even in a study, as if it is a finished work - in this case it's a "finished item".
As i made these I enjoyed the idea of using them in books. I've liked books since I was little and began to understand that a book could take me to another world. I like the idea of a bookmark that is special because it simply enhances the reading process.... not that i wont use "any scrap of anything thin enough to slip in a book" at times. . . In the case of these five bookmarks the time on one is almost as much as a small painting (5 x 7). So they are probably not a reasonable item to market cost wise. However, opening a book up to a place where I'd find one of these book marks would be fun.
That's the idea, yes - fun!