Veda M. Rives and Meda R. Rives

collaborative BookEnvirons
A BookEnviorn is an artist's book that by concept and scale creates an immersion experience for the viewer who enters and explores the space that is created and shaped by the book.
LANDSCAPE and BEYOND
2007 Illinois State University Alumni Exhibition
University Galleries
June 8 - September 14, 2007
Dual Pathway
a collaborative BookEnviron by Veda and Meda Rives 
The configuration of the handmade paper defines two spiraling pathways that intertwine as they approach the center of the artwork.

Handmade paper: abaca fiber, yarn, thread, wood, tea leaves, hair, sawdust, milkweed silks & seeds

Illustrations about Papermaking


overall view Dual Pathway from below

Dual Pathway is a large handmade paper installation measuring 20’ x 14’ x 6’ which hangs from the ceiling above the viewers’ heads. 

 

upper level of Dual Pathway

Made of abaca fiber, thirty-two separate handmade paper panels are hung sequentially in a configuration that defines
two spiraling pathways that intertwine as they approach the center of the artwork. 


Dual Pathway looking up at the center

artists with  Dual Pathway at the reception

Dual Pathway looking up at the center

Dual Pathway detail

Each of the handmade paper panels measures 3’x 3’ and is composed of smaller shapes inspired by nature. 

Dual Pathway detail
Dual Pathway detail

Dual Pathway detail

Dual Pathway is purposefully placed in a position to cause the viewer to look upward 
and is intended to define a space that is set apart for wonder, contemplation, and inspiration. 


overall view Dual Pathway from above


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Meda R. Rives

medarives@mirrorimagepress.com

Veda M. Rives

vedarives@mirrorimagepress.com