I’m Carol Barton, a book artist and paper engineer. I’ve published The Pocket Paper Engineer workbooks on how to make pop-ups and many of my own artist’s books.
I’ve been working with the book form for over twenty-five years. Making books as an art form allows me to combine my backgrounds in painting and photography with my interests in sculptural forms, printing, and serial images. My inspiration comes from various sources: reading, history and science topics, functional objects (furniture, jewelry, and kinetics toys), architecture, and other artists’ books. The book is an intimate type of art in which the viewer becomes actively involved. It’s the opportunity for personal communication through the books I design that I most enjoy.