Unique books

The Bookshelf Project

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Needle Books

Rocket Needle Book, 2015

Rocket Needle Book, 2015

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Matchbooks

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Guidebooks

Guidebook - Museum Nazionale Romano
2011
This is a 4 page accordion book inspired by a visit to the museum in Rome. The cover is painted wood with brass handmade hinges; there is a two sided ink and wash drawn copy of a museum ticket in a vellum holder. The cover image is based on a frescoed room housed in the museum. The inside pages are paper mosaics based upon one mosaic in the museum’s collection. They were created by adding cut paper to a line drawing, and then painting each individual tiny piece of paper. Some images are embellished with 22 c. gold leaf.  It is 5.5” high and opens to 15”. Price on request

 

Guidebook – Siena Pinacoteca
2011
This is a 4 page accordion book inspired by visits to the museum in Siena. The cover is painted wood with brass handmade hinges; there are two double sided ink and wash drawn copies of a museum tickets in a vellum holder. The cover image is based upon 2 paintings by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. The inside pages are ink and wash drawing details of some of the museum’s paintings. The images are embellished with 22 c. gold leaf. It is 6” high and opens to 15”.  Price on request


Tourists and 2 Venus

Tourists and 2 Venus
2010
A four page accordion book of paintings directly on vintage postcards and photos found at various flea markets. There are 22 c. gold leaf details. Bound together with wire and ribbon, with painted cancellation marks and postage stamps on the back of the postcards. It measures 5.5” high and unfolds to 12.

Collection of the Library of Congress


Apocalypse Detail

Apocalypse Detail
2009

A unique accordion book filled with paper mosaics that are details from the Apocalypse mosaic at San Marco in Venice (dated 1570). The book’s structure is made from mahogany, and bound with cloth and nails. The mosaics are tiny pieces of paper glued into place, then painted and gilded. The cover is a mosaic of the title. It measures 3” high by 11 ½” wide when opened.
Private Collection


Art History Lessons

Art History Lessons

2005

This book is about going through the stages of an experience that turned my world upside down: a year of treatment for breast cancer. It was made at a time when I was trying to move from a place of fragility to one of strength and confidence.

The two lantern slides in the center of the book show frescoes from the Arena Chapel in Padua, painted by Giotto in a cycle about virtues and vices. I used his titles anger and hope. The first and last pages hold vintage postcards depicting sculptures of women. I called the first melancholy- she is fragmented, but still stands tall. The last page is peace- a woman at peace with herself.

Collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts


Random Thoughts on Hope

Random Thoughts on Hope

2003, 7.25 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches
This unique book object  is housed in a mahogany box with a painted lid which holds a brass key made from clock parts. The hinge is made of silver. Inside, the box is lined with painted paper, and holds volvelles with words, which when turned, create poetry about hope.

Collection of The Library of Congress


Book of Hours

Book of Hours

2003, 10.75 x 13 x 3 inches
Thus unique book object is housed in mahogany box. The cover holds a brass clock part. Inside there is a small painting illuminated by watch parts and other odds and ends. The small prudella is a nod to Sienese landscape paintings. The facing page holds volvelles with words, which when interacted with, produce poetry about time.

Private Collection