History Is A Bitch, 2016
Accordion book, antique book pages, oil pastels, burn tool. 7.5 x 5 inches (closed) 7.5 x 38 inches (open). One of a kind. $750 (or $1200 for both History Is A Bitch and History Is Blind)
History Is Blind, 2016
Antique book pages, oil pastels, burn tool. 7.5 x 5 inches. One of a kind. $500 (or $1200 for both History Is A Bitch and History Is Blind),
Sermoni Di Natale I, 2015
Accordion book with dust jacket cover, antique book pages, ink, watercolors, gold leaf. 5.5 x 8 inches. One of a kind $500
Sermoni Di Natale II, 2015
Antique book pages, ink, watercolors, gold leaf, 5.5 x 8 inches. One of a kind. $500
I like to work with editing and altering vintage books. To me, the pages of old books offer a unique way of having a dialogue based not only on their literal content, but on their physical appearance as well. For instance, I turned a dreadfully dull speedwriting practice schoolbook into a pop-up anti-corporal punishment manifesto, where Victorian era looking school children set their school on fire (19 Lessons and Lesson 20), and an odious 50s children’s book about Thanksgiving is altered with fire and drawings; it’s words burned out from pages and rearranged to create new content (History is Blind and History Is A Bitch).
Dasha Ziborova is a book artist, graphic novelist and muralist. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and came to US in 1991. Dasha’s work has been shown at Outsider Art Fair, The Center for Book Arts, Governors Island, DVAA, and Abecedarian Gallery among the few. Her trade book’s credits include five children books and numerous graphic stories published by Spiralbound at Medium and The Rumpus. She is also known for a series of large-scale murals for The Peninsula Hotel’s New York and Chicago locations; plaster reliefs for the Waldorf Astoria, and over 30 murals designed for Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.