THE BREATH SERIES: ANATOMICAL FLAP BOOK | Marianne R. Petit
Marianne R. Petit is an artist and educator who explores fairy tales, anatomical obsessions, and collective storytelling through mechanical books that combine animation and paper craft. Her artwork has appeared internationally in festivals and exhibitions and been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, Make and Wired, and broadcast on IFC and PBS. Her movable books can be found in numerous museum and library collections as well as University and private collections. She is an Associate Arts Professor at New York University Tisch ITP, and was the co-founder of the Interactive Media Arts Program at NYU Shanghai. Additionally, she serves as an Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Academic Planning for the University and received the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.
About The Breath Series, Petit writes: The Breath Series is a study on respiration inspired by several weeks of poor AQI while living in China. The study contains an anatomical flap book, anatomical cross-section paper cuts, and a projected animated book on the respiratory cycle.