2008 Book arts and text-based art

Star Dust for blogStar Dust: iridescent opalized leather, rhinestones, silk, nylon. Approx: 1.75” x 7” open. Topic: round accordion pages of iridescent blue leather frame .75” fabric inlays. Glass rhinestones and beaded nylon evoke starfields on the reverse. Embroidered silk text (featured)” ‘To and from star dust go.’ Private collection.

Rain Chain open for blogRain Chain: painted and embroidered linen scroll, cotton thread, glass, osage orange wood. Approx: 2.5” x 18” open. Topic: excerpt from Thomas Lovell Beddoes poem Song: ‘Tell me how many beads there are / In a silver chain / Of evening rain, / Unravell’d from the tumbling main, / And threading the eye of a yellow star: / So many times do I love again.’ University of Pittsburgh, Library Special Collections.

Valentine heart for blogValentine Heart: 5 painted and embroidered fabric pages showcase abstract heart designs and ‘love’ in various languages. Approx: 2” x 2.75”. Private collection.

Secret Heart books for blog


Secret Heart 1, 2, 3: map-folded painted polyester felt, wood, glass, waxed poly thread. Approx: 1.5” x 5” open. Topic: Valentine-themed mini books.  Collection Texas Tech University.

Blue Glass cover for blogBlue Glass: printed and embroidered fabric, waxed polyester thread, glass, carved and painted leather covers, bronze leaf, dyed oak box-spine. Approx: 5” x 7” x 1.75”. Topic: original poem about human reactions to beauty. Available from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers.Blue Glass pages for blog




Neon Cities: carved and painted leather covers, wengewood box spine, embroidered indigo linen, wood, leather, glass, waxed polyester thread. Approx: 4” x 7” x 2”. Topic: an ABC book listing 26 of the world’s major cities, as celebrated by their night-time presences. Collection Emory University. Neon Cities top view for blogNeon Cities cover for blog












Jade Lands: Coptic-bound cotton rag paper, handmade Indian paper, viridian and jade watercolor pigments, woodburned and painted oak covers, bone and glass beads, waxed polyester thread. Approx: 2” x 6.5” x 1.75”. Topic: abstract and landscape paintings using gemstone watercolor pigments on cotton rag paper. Available through Vamp & Tramp Booksellers. Jade Lands page sample for blogJade Lands cover for blog

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