Watercolor paintings depicting storyboard scenes from BOOKBURN. 3"x4.5" - 4.5"x5.5"

"The use of watercolor is an important part in the search for lucidity with the spontaneous 'accident' of the medium serving as a possible guide," explains George. His watercolors have been created as "an attempt to figure out an atmosphere and ideas for staging."

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Twelve panel watercolor storyboard sequence of several scenes. These storyboards informed the filming of BOOKBURN. 10"x15"

Books collected.

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Gathering.

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Urban book burn.

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Fire ignites and swirls.

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Fire lights up.

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Book burner.

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Angry crowd.

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Shame and ash.

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Collecting the ashes.

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Burned through center.

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Book, shard, jar, emblem.

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Configuring installation.

 

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Red figure / witness in motion.

 

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Red figure / tulle and silk.

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Disguised.

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Mask makeup.

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Red figure among jars.

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Fog.

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Confusion.

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Memory.

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Frozen moment.

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Madness.

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Madness built up.

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Frenzy.

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Raining books 1.

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Raining books 2.

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Raining books 3.

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The watercolor paintings below depict jars holding shards of books burned.

 

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Notebooks of ideas,  drawings,  paintings, and storyboards. This notebook was used to plan BOOKBURN and is a part of the piece itself.

 

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BOOKBURN / Library of Books Burned pendant

Lucite

BOOKBURN / Library of Books Burned pendant

 

 

 

 

The Book Burner
Watercolor on paper, textile, polymer
(5 feet x 6 feet), 2017

The Book Burner by George Peck