2002 Book arts and text-based art

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Rosslyn Benedicto: Wengewood covers, carved bone pages, leather, brown jade, waxed linen cord. Approx. 5″ x 1″ x 1″; finished as bracelet with bone and jade spacers. Topic: a benedicto associated with Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland. Private collection. Rosslyn Benedicto closedCrane book -- Tea Wish openCrane book -- Tea Wish covers


A Tea Wish: 
painted and carved poplar covers, embroidered fabric, glass beads, cotton embroidery thread, waxed polyester cord. Approx. 6″ x 5″ x 2″. Topic: original poetry about tea and tea rituals. Collection University of Tulsa Library.


Lyrica
: osage orange wood, embroidered fabric, antique iridescent glass cameo, glass beads, waxed polyester cord. Approx. 2.5″ 1.25″ x 1″; finished as necklace. Topic: a fragment of Willis Barnstone’s translation of Sappho’s ‘To Atthis’. Crane book -- LyricaPrivate collection.

The Truth Remains 1: cotton fabric, digital print on cotton, cotton embroidery thread, glass mirrors, poplar base supports, waxed polyester cord. Approx. 7″ x 4.5″ x 1″ closed. Topic: original poetry and re-purposed images from the San Francisco Public Library, completed and shown in their ‘Reversing Vandalism’ exhibit. Private collection. Crane book -- The Truth Remains

Green Desert: applique and embroidered fabric, glass beads, cotton embroidery thread. 20″ x 22″. Topic: original poetry about urban sprawl in the American Southwest, illustrated by densely embroidered panels. Private collection. Crane text art -- Green Desert

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