Golden Lotus

Colette Fu is renowned for her immense, sculptural pop-up books that combine landscapes, fairy tales, and folklore to form three-dimensional fantasy worlds. Her book Golden Lotus references a popular Chinese origin story of the custom of foot-binding, telling the history of the practice within a historical and personal context. The book features a dos-à-dos binding. One side features a pop-up golden lotus made with handmade paper using lotus root, kozo, and cotton fibers. The images on the petals are from a 1970s X-ray of bound feet combined with X-ray images of the artist’s own feet, and are printed with polyester lithography plates. The other side is a six page booklet featuring text, and photographs taken by the artist on a trip to China in 2014. These images are printed using photo polymer intaglio plates.

Book Price: $1400
Shipping: $105 (S/H + insurance)
Total: $1,505.00