First used by the French Surrealists in the 1920s as a writing exercise, the exquisite corpse process later developed as a book structure using pages divided into sections that flip back and forth. The resulting composite images can be humorous, eerie, absurd and are always just a bit unnerving. The figures at the Vent Haven Museum offer wonderful possibilities for using this book form.
|Exquisite corpse examples|
|Cecie with pastel portrait of a Vent Haven dummy|
|April's photos of her father's marionettes|
|Gluing up our drum leaf samples|
Thanks to Peg for guiding us through the process, and to Janice for her help.
|Possibilities include adding text to images|
And thanks to Janice for sending along this report and photos.