One Picture Book #60.
Crooked Cracked Tree.
Photographs by Todd Hido.
Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2009. 16 pp., 4 color illustrations and 1 print, 5½x7¼".
In the winter of 2009, Todd Hido was approached by elementary school art instructor Wilhelm Matthies about using his photographs in class for the students to work from as a source of inspiration for some of their own exercises. The resulting book of four watercolors by 1st grade students shows some of the remarkable collages generated by the class. Each copy of the book contains 4 reproductions of collagse, and one original signed photograph by Todd Hido.