18 December 2014

Happy Birthday Keith!

Happy Birthday to Keith Richards... As he says at every concert, "It's good to be here, it's good to be anywhere." So play some Rolling Stones today and toast the man who will probably outlive us all.

03 December 2014

Child of the Moon

(pages 4/5) photocopy of sketchbook page, 1960s National Geographic image

(pages 12/13) 1960s National Geographic image with cut-outs, text on graph paper

(pages 18/19) woodblock on found paper, ephemera

National Geographic issue from 1969 + graph paper + lots of circles + an obscure Rolling Stones song = my submission for the 2014 Sketchbook Project.

Child of the Moon
20 page signature binding, unique edition
mixed media
9.875 x 6.75" opened

copyright Kate Castelli 2014

03 November 2014

Razzle Dazzle

A wandering accordion book inspired by "dazzle" camouflage used by the Royal Navy during World War I. The dizzying paintjob on warships was developed by Norman Wilkinson and British artist, Edward Wadsworth.

Two prints by Edward Wadsworth depicting the Liverpool Shipyards where the ships were painted (1918)

It is also sometimes called "razzle dazzle," it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colors, interrupting and intersecting each other. It was not meant to conceal the vessel, but rather make it much more difficult to estimate a target's range, speed and heading.

Razzle Dazzle
30 page wandering accordion structure with hardcovers
woodblocks on handmade paper, unique edition
3x3" page size

copyright Kate Castelli 2014 

29 October 2014

365 Artists 365 Days Project

I'm excited to be featured on the 365 Artists 365 Days Project. You can check out the interview here!