Marianne R. Petit

Cruel Frederick, from The Struwwelpeter series, 2012
A seven-page pop-up book digitally printed on Moab paper with pigmented ink, 9 x 6.25 inches, edition of 5. $850

Pauline and the Matches, from The Struwwelpeter series, 2011
Carousel book, digitally printed on Canson watercolor and Hahnemühle paper with pigmented ink , free standing text cards, 5 tunnel books,  6 x 8 inches, edition of 30. $600

Little Suck A Thumb (based on the Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman), 2010
5 Tunnel Books (with 6 texts cards and stands), Box: 5 x 11 x 7.5 inches, edition of 20. $900

The Story of Augustus Who Would Not Eat His Soup (based on the Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman), 2010
6 Tunnel Books (with 6 texts cards and stands), Box: 5 x 11 x 8.5 inches, edition of 20. $1000


The Story of Flying Robert (based on the Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman), 2010
Flag Book, 8 x 5 inches, edition of 50. $125

Shockheaded Peter (based on the Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman), 2010
Accordion fold pop-up, 4.5 x 3.75 inches, edition of 50. $250


Videos of the books in action:
Shockheaded Peter

Little Suck-a-Thumb

The Story of Augustus Who Would Not Eat His Soup

The Story of Flying Robert

The Seven Deadly Sins, 2012
Seven-pane star accordion book, an homage to Hieronymous Bosch, 2.5 x 2.5 inches closed, 5 x 35 inches open. Open edition archival print on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper. $50





People Crying #1, 2012
Waterfall card, drawings based on people crying from YouTube videos, 4 x 5 inches. Open edition archival print on Moab Entrada 300 paper. $35





People Laughing #1, 2012
Waterfall card, drawings based on people from YouTube videos. 4 x 5 inches. Open edition archival print on Moab Entrada 300 paper. $35





Statement

In the mid-19th century Heinrich Hoffman wrote and illustrated a series of morality tales for children. The result in each is so disastrous they’re wonderfully inappropriate for children. This contemporary series of flag, tunnel and pop-up books contain original illustrations by Marianne R. Petit. Versions are available with customized LED lighting and embedded electronics.

Biography

Marianne R. Petit is an Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. At ITP she teaches courses in digital media, animation and storytelling, in addition to overseeing the assistive technology and social justice curriculum. Petit is the co-founder of Greylock Arts, a non-commercial art space dedicated to interactive new media and emerging arts practice. Her pop-up books, animation, video, comics, and online projects have appeared in festivals and exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and have been featured in numerous publications and networks including Wired Magazine, WGBY and the Independent Film Channel.

Marianne R. Petit Website