• Cécile Graven

A new altered book

Since november last year I have done more than making a flagbook .

I have also made a new altered book.

It is a very old book  ( dating from the 1800’s) and I had to handle it with even more care than I allready do.

Yes! This book has words! Lots of words! It even has a story!

(  Inpired by ” Vertrokken met onbekende bestemming  ” ( Destination unknown) I invented “Mister Tobbe” who does not want to live in his country anymore and works on a ship to see how living on another continent will be. He travels to Aferika, by witchcraft enters dreamland and returns to become a CEO of a multinational.  )

I am happy to show you some parts and hope you will also see how old the book is.


frontcover of De wonderlijke reis van de heer Tobbe

frontcover of De wonderlijke reis van de heer Tobbe



the paper is old, brittle and yellowed

the paper is old, brittle and yellowed



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Also the Bank has something to do with his departure in the old car of his father

Also the Bank has something to do with his departure in the old car of his father



He is flabbergasted by the richdom of some Afericans

He is flabbergasted by the richdom of some Afericans



After crossing the continent he sits in a little shelter in a cherry=orchard when magic enters

After crossing the continent he sits in a little shelter in a cherry=orchard when magic enters



he arrives in Dreamland

he arrives in Dreamland



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Do you like it?

#art #hetboek #alteredbook #kunst #mixedmedia

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