In Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs, by Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart, they employ a number of techniques we’ve learned in class: horizontal-v’s, pivots, floating layers, and crossovers. On each page a single dinosaur emerges from the central fold. There are smaller pieces enclosed on each page that capitalize fully on the range of motion one can get from a single flap. The technique is impeccable; the folds and layering of pieces make the dinosaurs so dynamic (e.g. the Tyrannosaurus Rex).
The inspiration for my final project is based on this image of a woman. There’s something in her expression that I’m drawn to. What is she thinking? What is she saying?
My book will be based on her first statement: I want this to be a conversation.
With whom is she having this conversation? And about what? That is irrelevant.
The next several pages will be a montage of all the different thoughts swirling in someone’s (the woman or the person she’s speaking with) head.
The last page will return to the woman. She says, “Let’s begin.”