Featured Collection Item: "Treehouse"

Tree House Artists Book"For over a decade Paul Johnson has been passionate about making pop-up tree houses. The tree grows in stages – trunk and then branches and finally a fairy tale house crowns the upper foliage. The whole structure has no folds – the flat state of the form transforming into a 3-D pop-up by one flick of the wrist." -- From Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website

This freestanding sculptural pop-up by artist Paul Johnson
is made with industrial fabric dyes and gold leaf on mould-made watercolor paper and measures 15.25 x 9.25," opening to 13 x 8.5 x 7." It is a one-of-a-kind book signed by the artist. Treehouse (2010) is held in the Arts Library and can be requested for viewing at that library's Circulation Desk (Call Number N7433.4.J634 T74 2010). The UCSB Library holds in its collections many other artists' books, including others by Paul Johnson.