2003 Book arts and text-based art

Crane book -- AmethystAmethyst: purpleheart wood, upholstery fabric, cotton thread, amethyst nuggets, purple jasper beads, waxed polyester. Approx 2″ x 5″ x 1.25″ Topic: chemical notations and folklore surrounding this typically-purple quartz. Finished as bracelet. Private collection.

Pocket Book: painted leather, cloth, glass beads, waxed polyester. Approx 1″ x 2″ x .5″. Topic: blank book with translucent pages for mini photo display. Finished as necklace. No image available. Private collection.

Night Sonnet: woodburned poplar, linen, leather, glass, bronze leaf, acrylic paint, glass beads, waxed polyester. Approx 5″ x 7″ x 2″. Topic: Victorian-era sonnet about night. Private collection.
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Two Lights: oak, fabric, pierced leather, glass beads, acrylic paint, waxed polyester. Approx 3.5″ x 5″ x 1.5″. Topic: original poem inspired by a Sufi parable about two lamps. Private collection.
Crane book -- Two Lights

Sedona Meditation: woodburned osage orange wood, leather, clear quartz cabochons, acrylic paint, bone, coral, glass, waxed polyester. Approx 5″ x 3″ x 2″. Topic: original poem about history vs mysticism in the Sedona AZ area. Collection University of Nevada, Reno, Library.Crane book -- Sedona covers

Turquoise Scroll: woodburned red oak, inlaid turquoise and turquoise beads, rutilated quartz, waxed polyester. Closed: 4.5″ x 4″ Open: 4.4″ x 44″ Topic: scientific, historic, and folkloric notations surrounding turquoise. Finished as belt. Private collection.


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