My art book project called “One Line”, which I began in 2013, is one line drawing on long paper. The book is made from a long thin paper and folded like an accordion book, so that you can enjoy it as a book or also as a long picture.
I came up with the idea during an event that I joined in July 2013. I had to make something in a few hours in a long thin garden as my art performance. I prepared a small accordion book and drew in it what I saw very quickly, by a single line without lifting my pen, walking around in the garden. It was quite an interesting experience. The book contained everything that I saw and the memories that I had with plants and people. It expressed also the progress of time.
This experience encouraged me to make more books, since then I’ve made more than 35 so far. Each book is put into a handmade box and has a different theme and story, for example a garden theme, an event or a street story. I’d like to share my memory and feeling through my drawings and let the viewer enjoy the rhythm of the one line.poster design by Satsuki Ishiyama http://satsukidesign.net/