study for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
An old art history book’s stories, retold.
Afternoon assemblage, 5x7x1.5”…a book tumbling through its container and into (or out of) it contents, seen here as signatures rolled into bundles and preserved in beeswax then stacked like wood for an afternoon fire.
Just completed. Reading Break, wall relief assemblage [8 x 8 x 2”]
Retelling complete : Madame Bovary
Composite photograph of a seated, inhaling femme, the coast of Malibu, Flaubert’s French text and the edge of a books. Broken anemones are hand embroidered on the surface.
Continued Coverage: Cities Within
Spines, corners and edges of discarded book covers are fit and assembled into a wall relief. Surface textures and cropped typography are stacked in unison.
Thrilled to share with you all that a second book is underway! The working title is Novel Living and it continues with an understanding of how books shape our lives as we step with both feet into the age of digital information. Of course, it’ll show us ways of creatively living with books…work is underway and I hope when it is released next fall that those of you interested in this sort of thing enjoy it. I write it for you.
Branches, baubles and book pages: the bibliophile’s holiday décor.
Completed. This is the sixth so far in my series Retellings. This is To Kill A Mockingbird, or well, my version of it at least. A composite photograph is printed on to fabric then pattern is hand-embroidered into different areas: the lower right is a pattern I drew from an MC Escher design. The positive/negative of the birds in flight is perfect for this. In the upper left is free-form stitching adding depth around Scout’s leg.
14 x 18 x 2”