Altered book cover “Pew View” for MCBA fundraiser

MCBA recently sent me a book cover in the mail and asked if I could alter it and donate it for sale. The book cover appeared to be the back cover of a church hymnal and had a price list for buying other collections of “Church Hymns and Gospel Songs.” The end result of my altering is this piece I call “Pew View” (5×7″) which has two removable blank books in a miniature pew-back pocket:

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Detail:

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This is different imagery and subject matter than I usually work with, but it was a nice change of pace to work with a medium that brought its own associations with it.
This piece will be for sale along with other altered book covers and other “bookish” art at MCBA’s Unabashedly Bookish Bash on July 28, 2012, 7-10pm. This is a benefit event to raise funds to match a grant from the NEA for MCBA’s artist programs. See http://mnbookarts.org for more details. If you buy this piece you can write your own tiny hymns or liturgy in the little books!

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