Is everything upside down? Or are opposites part of a whole? What characteristic traits do we embody? What are the meanings of names? Some questions to ponder as one plays with The Catch, a two-by-four inch paper Jacob's ladder (a kind of flexagon I call "woven accordion"). Queens, jacks, and kings are paired, mix-and-match style, in the one-and-a-half by three-and-a-half inch linoleum cuts. In the past wooden two-by-fours were cut to those exact dimensions, 2 x 4, but today they measure 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. Not the same! One set of letterpress printed words says one thing. Manipulate the book, and it responds with a different set of words. I created this book in 2016, and blogged about it here. Now, the video. What's the catch?
More book art videos at the YouTube channel, never mind.
Book art available at nevermindtheart on Etsy.