50 Shades of Gray
By Ginger Burrell
Morgan Hill, California: Midnight Moon Press, 2015. Edition of 10.
3 x 4"; 6 pages. Bound in gray paper covers. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Ginger Burrell: "When I heard about the book Fifty Shades of Grey, my first thought was of the many beautiful colors in that range. From silvers to onyx the options seem endless. I haven't actually read the book, or seen the movie, but I couldn't resist the idea of making an artist version of 50 Shades!
"The book is wrapped in a delicately printed paper 'corset' which the viewer must unlace to reveal the book inside. I used one of my favorite photos, an image of a bed through a slightly open door, together with a font that best replicated my handwriting for the title. The cover is a textured handmade paper.
"The pages of the book feature 50 circles cut from 50 different paint samples. The names of the paint samples have been re-imagined to better fit the bedroom tableau…. Satin Ties, Lustrous Caress, Midnight Heat. They are written in handwriting so that the viewer may experience the direct hand of the artist."
$45 (Last Copy)