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2006 Book Arts Competition: Winners Announced!

The University of Central Florida Libraries Special Collections & University Archives Department is pleased to announce winners of the 2006 Book Arts Competition. They are UCF students Nicolette Ross, Jasmine McPherson, and Sarah Nastri. The competition includes an award of $250 for the winning entries, which will be added to the Libraries’ Book Arts Collection.

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Bike and Body, by Nicolette Ross, is a well-made and interesting accordion-fold book.  The text is a complement to the concept, with blanks where the word 'bike' or others supplied by the imagination could be inserted.  The physical form of the book works with the idea, even to the center of the book which pictures a bicycle built for four and the unfolding of the book which works like the path of a bike.  The seamless joining of the paper in the accordion folds, the quality of the paper and its color, the workmanship of the binding - we see it first as a beautiful box and then a story.

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My Paper Heart, by Jamasa McPherson, is a conceptually interesting and engaging book.  This work was created as if found in a car; CD's of corny love songs that becomes the text of the story and is bound by a CD case.  The artist included an MP3 player and ear-buds which is played as the reader turns through the 'pages'.  The addition of music pulls the reader's attention in and focuses them so that they are enclosed by the story.

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Fables, by Sarah Nastri, is a technically skilled work that is a box with six fables attached to folded block prints.  The nicely executed prints contain images of the fables' content.  The box containing the fables is beautifully stitched with the word FABLES as a title.  A nice complement of skills in the embroidery and the printing, the book is a small treasure box of wisdom stories.

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