Building Block II

This was my second version of “Building Block”, as I wanted to make more use of washi in the structure and improve on the design.  It is a reflection on the importance of literacy.  Just as the alphabet is the “building blocks” for learning to read, literacy itself is the building block that enables us to dream, to set goals, and to succeed.  It opens the doors to careers that would otherwise be out of reach.  It was inspired by a family of refugees who were working so hard to learn the language of their new home, as well as my little granddaughter, striving to learn to read and write in two languages!

5″ x 5″ x 5″ block which slides open to reveal a pull-out ribbon bound accordion ABC book in which each letter represents a career choice.

Book board, washi, ribbon, beads.