To create three series of one-of-a-kind, abstract pop-up books. The titles for the different series are: Blue/Azul, Cinema Noir and White. The following are the ideas that I intend to explore in each series. The Cinema Noir series pays homage to the cinematic genre of the 40's and 50's in America. Referring to the distinctive lighting of those films, the predominant colors for these books will be black, white and gray. The title for the Blue/Azul series derives from the idea of neutralizing every color of the palette with the color blue. Utilizing this simple idea, I am trying to achieve a harmony of colors with one common denominator creating a monochromatic palette. White begins with a reflection on a piece of American literature: 'Moby Dick', by Herman Melville. In the chapter title "The whiteness of the whale," Melville talks about the different meanings of the color white and explores how diverse mythologies of the world approach this color or non-color. In my work, the restriction of using only shades of white to create paper sculptures creates a form of tension in which the shape and volume of the sculpture become almost intangible. All the books will be constructed and painted by hand using archival board, paper, string, glue and acrylic paint. The dimensions of the books are: 8"h x 24"w x 20"d. The books will be bound in accordion style, opening the possibility for the them to be viewed as one long linear open book or to be seen page by page, as a traditional book is read.