ARTIST BOOKs by Naja Abelsen

one-off books made over many years, I love making them, but has only made these few ones...
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Pages from my sketchbook. Drawing on the plane back to NYC because #Velázquez . Drawing on a plane is much more difficult than drawing on a train #drawing #ballpointpen #bic #tbt

Pages from my sketchbook. Drawing on the plane back to NYC because #Velázquez . Drawing on a plane is much more difficult than drawing on a train #drawing #ballpointpen #bic #tbt

Christian Orthodox priest with an ancient painted Bible

Christian Orthodox priest with an ancient painted Bible

The 12-page circular book "Livets Begyndelse" about the beginning of Life: the circle of human beings procreation, the beginning of Life on Earth, and other round symbols of Life. Here unfolded making a bigger circle. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

The 12-page circular book "Livets Begyndelse" about the beginning of Life: the circle of human beings procreation, the beginning of Life on Earth, and other round symbols of Life. Here unfolded making a bigger circle. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

The second view, before turning the pages, from the triangular book "Livets Afslutning" which is a book about Death as such. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

The second view, before turning the pages, from the triangular book "Livets Afslutning" which is a book about Death as such. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

A page about Death as the cessation of electricity, drawn as the human being with magnetic poles. From the triangular book "Livets Afslutning" which is a book about Death as such. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

A page about Death as the cessation of electricity, drawn as the human being with magnetic poles. From the triangular book "Livets Afslutning" which is a book about Death as such. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

A page about the increasing DNA damage in our cells as we grow older/the more times the cells divide, the more damage. Exemplified by Rotifers and an embryo/stemcells. From the triangular book "Livets Afslutning" which is a book about Death as such. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

A page about the increasing DNA damage in our cells as we grow older/the more times the cells divide, the more damage. Exemplified by Rotifers and an embryo/stemcells. From the triangular book "Livets Afslutning" which is a book about Death as such. Made in 1995 by www.najaabelsen.dk

"OOOM" a little jewellery-like book, made may 2016. of various materials with improvised text. Wood, birchbark, metals, plastic, fiberglass, stone, text written with pyrography, acrylic, fiberpen, assembled with copperwire, silverthread. Made by www.najaabelsen.dk

"OOOM" a little jewellery-like book, made may 2016. of various materials with improvised text. Wood, birchbark, metals, plastic, fiberglass, stone, text written with pyrography, acrylic, fiberpen, assembled with copperwire, silverthread. Made by www.najaabelsen.dk

The Essence of Pink" A laminated book of everything pink, found in boks, magazines etc. and my own drawings, text, collages...made in 2000. By www.najaabelsen.dk

The Essence of Pink" A laminated book of everything pink, found in boks, magazines etc. and my own drawings, text, collages...made in 2000. By www.najaabelsen.dk

A laminated, exhibitionfriendly lookbook-copy of the book "Livets Afslutning" about Death, the copy is made 2016 for my exhibition RETINA at Soebygaard, Aeroe Museum. By www.najaabelsen.dk

A laminated, exhibitionfriendly lookbook-copy of the book "Livets Afslutning" about Death, the copy is made 2016 for my exhibition RETINA at Soebygaard, Aeroe Museum. By www.najaabelsen.dk

A sketch book, assembled by everything in my workshop at that time: my drawings, my photos, book and magazinematerial made to collages, scraps from my designschool projects, fabric, plastic etc. written on, cut in, painted, poems, sentences, quotes...just anything that touched me in 1995. By www.najaabelsen.dk

A sketch book, assembled by everything in my workshop at that time: my drawings, my photos, book and magazinematerial made to collages, scraps from my designschool projects, fabric, plastic etc. written on, cut in, painted, poems, sentences, quotes...just anything that touched me in 1995. By www.najaabelsen.dk

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