2001 Book arts and text-based art

Book of Lights open Book of Lights: leather, embroidered and beaded cloth, oak, hemp cord, glass beads, acrylic paint. Approx, 6″ x 3″ x 2″ Topic: natural and man-made sources of energy/light, original poetry, The Drake Equation. Private collection.  Book of Lights back cover

Four Seas: leather, acrylic paint, waxed polyester cord, pyrite discs, glass beads. Approx 4″ x 3″ x 1.25″ Topic: mermaids from four oceans, handpainted onto leather pages. Private collection. Four Seas closed

Traveler’s Tales: painted leather, poplar wood, glass beads, waxed polyester cord, finished as a necklace. Approx. 2″ x 2″ x 1″. Topic: quotes about travel. No photo. Private collection. Four Seas open

Amor Vincit Omnia: sterling silver filigree and wirework, carnelian intaglio and cabochon accents, carnelian pendant crystal point. Approx. 2″ x 2″ x 1″. Topic: modeled loosely after a Spanish Renaissance breviary pendant in gold and emeralds, this version of silver and carnelian is subtly secular and nearly profane. ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ (Love Conquers All) is worked in Byzantine-style filigree letters, one word per page. The antique carnelian intaglio on the front cover depicts a Classical Hellenic warrior’s head. The silver wheel pendant, entwined with ivy leaves, is a reference to ancient Celtic and Hellenic symbols sacred to the goddesses Arianrhod and Aphrodite. The carnelian pendant evokes phallic ritual objects from the same cultures. Artist’s collection.

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Pocket Book: painted leather, basswood, waxed polyester cord, glass beads. Approx. 2″ x 1.5″ x 1″. Topic. Floral motifs and translucent poly organza pages open to make display slots for mini photographs. Finished as a necklace. No photo. Private collection.



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