Spring Haiku — 1997

Spring Haiku -- an artist book I made in spring 1997. Covers of handmade paper with turnip greens inclusions, over matboard; Arches Text Wove for text. Oriental paper hinges, painted, cut into 3x-wide strips. Handmade paints -- pure pigments plus gum arabic plus (in the case of Alizarin Violet) titanium-coated mica flakes for sparkle. The washes brushed with methyl cellulose -- to improve the surface for fine (that is to say, small) lettering. The lettering was done with a #5 Mitchell dip pen.
Size: 2 1/2" x 2 5/8".
Uploaded to test software. Both photos are thumbnails to larger photos.

Guild of Book Workers’ Exhibition

A little inspiration -- Abecedarium: An Exhibit of Alphabet Books.
And a terrible tease. A single image of a book gives you less information about that book than a trailer does for its movie. But whatcha gonna do? short of shooting a movie of someone turning the pages of the book, or somehow expropriating the Turning the Page software the British Museum. http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/digitisation1.html
Pretty wonderful software.

A single image of a book is still better than nothing at all. After all, I've got single images of hundreds of books at my website.