The Kraken

BUSQUETS, Carla. The Kraken.

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BUSQUETS, Carla. The Kraken. Barcelona: Carla Busquets, 2018.

Digitally-printed image (6" x 7" approx.); hand-cut and mounted, housed in custom paste-covered box; fine.
No. 4 of just 10 copies, signed and numbered by the artist on the back of the last leaf. A limited edition artwork, with the piano hinge structure based on innovations by renowned book artist Hedi Kyle. In this striking work the artist depicts the fearsome Kraken, a legendary creature that resembled a giant squid and was known for destroying ships. Here its massive tentacles rise from the churning waves as it approaches a doomed ship.
Busquets is a skilled young paper artist, who opened her own studio, L a Frivé, whershe hosts workshops for paper artists of all ages in addition to practicing her craft. In her artist's statement Busquets says: "I mostly work with paper. I love the versatility of the material, how easy it is to manipulate and also the skill required to turn it into delicate work... I use drawing and paper to explore the boundaries of book structures to create a story. Imagining a picture that goes beyond the illustration with mobile and tri-dimensional parts as in pop-up books gives me new possibilities to transport the spectator."