Carolyn Shattuck, “Resilience”

1]  Resilience with origami Koi Fish, drawn and printed on Canson Miteinte and Washi Japanese paper

2]  Resilience depicting the end cover – drawn images of yoga postures

3]  Resilience with slipcase made from lama Li and mat board

4]  close view of the explosion pop-up ,paper- Ingres and Bugra pastel

5]  inner view of Resilience with the Koi fish swimming upstream in the center

Artist Statement

Resilience was created as a result of many hurdles that were put in my path. I had a choice to examine new ways of dealing with adversity. Besides meditation and talk therapy, I sought out exercise, Yoga, and art-making. I chose to examine the Koi fish as an origami structure because they signify perseverance. In Japan, the Koi represent strength by swimming upstream and surviving difficult living conditions. The Koi fish are housed in a pocket sleeve in this book and travel or swim around the book.

The explosion pop-ups house phrases or significant words by people who have dedicated their lives to health.

accordion book , explosion pop-ups, origami fish
18 panels
H11″x W 7″x D 20″

Carolyn Shattuck
Rutland, Vermont