Gibbin House Inspires an Orignial Art Installation
|Off the Page by Carola Perla|
In honor of my first public book reading, I decided to offer my own original art work to ATELIER 1022's LITERA event in Wynwood this past Saturday. My idea for the art installation - "Off the Page - an Anatomic Look at the Creation of a Novel" - began as the lattice-like cutting of the last page of Gibbin House, but evolved to include everything that went into writing the book: the dozens of handwritten notebooks, collected clippings, books, postcards, storyboards, etc. I even included the 3-D stereocard the cover is based on, my earliest floppy disks, boardpass to Europe, encouraging gifts from friends, and the Grigorescu painting my mother did at 19, which inspired my main character. To my great joy (and edification) the piece was really well received, and will remain on display through Art Basel Miami 2011. Mama is so proud!
|Off the Page - art installation by Carola Perla|