Judith Hoffman

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Arches

Brass and formica book made by Judith Hoffman

Arches ©1990, 2 x 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches closed. Brass, formica, found objects, fabricated. The rusty shape on the top of the arch was found on the street. Whatever it is, I couldn't drill through it, so it's held down by the three riveted stars. The decorative scroll is acid etched, and the ground line was cut with a jeweler's saw. This book was a commission. SOLD.

Arches, brass and formica artist's book by Judith Hoffman

The stars on the cover are rivets. They would have been little rivet heads on the inside cover. Instead I soldered little stars to ear posts and used them as rivets. So they look like stars from both sides. I used two pieces of formica for each page, so I didn't have to worry about where the rivets were on the back.

To get the four large "rivet" heads on the right hand page, I soldered little circles of brass to earring posts and used them as rivets. All the other rivets are earposts. They are most obvious in the corners of the pages where I didn't solder any kind of head on them.