I cut, crimp, crease and convert the covers of vintage paperbacks into 3-dimensional tableau and photograph them”an idea that feeds my penchant for pop-up books and all other things 3-D. The subjects are bit players who, for a brief time, found fame printed on the glossy surfaces of dime novels. My mitts and an X-acto knife work together to persuade skirts and gumshoes to return to the stage for one final performance in a slightly different production. The spotlight is aimed at gams and mugs long enough to immortalize them on yet another flat, glossy surface”film.
The result is a re-imagined look at a product of pop culture whose sales relied more on seductive, eye-popping visuals than literary content