Linear Day

back cover

linear day

front cover

Covers: Ink on Strathmore Watercolor Paper, 4″ x 6″
Interior: Ink on Strathmore Watercolor Paper, 3.5″ x 30″


In the linear day accordion book, I set out to represent an average day in my life, “laying” the objects that represent different parts of my day on my bed. I did this to represent that even though I’m awake and doing things, I’d rather be asleep in bed. In the linear day, there is a unity established through both the scale of the objects as well as the line weight. The viewer’s eye is drawn through the image by the density and depth in the center of the piece. The flow of the quilt below the objects also helps in drawing the eye through the piece. The pillows at each end of the day act as “bookends” that keeps the day from flowing off the page and draw it together. The front and back covers align with the interior as they share the same pattern that is on the pillow case. The representation of my day capture in the accordion book successfully draws the viewer in and pulls his or her eye from one end to the other.

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