Awhile back I posted digital images I worked over along with some thoughts on over development. Since then, I have decided to expand on the theme and construct an actual physical piece. The Fallen pays tribute to all creatures that are victims of over development but I continued to use the image of the toad. I choose a triple panel structure that is reminiscent of alter pieces and deliberately used a house shape as the panel format. I repeated the use of the red outline of the toads’ bodies as I did with the digital images. If you did not see the original post with the digitally reworked images, you can see that here .
This book was started some time ago but I did not like the way it was progressing so I put it away to work on “in the future”. Well, the future came and here is the finished book. It is a fond memory of my mother. Each panel is shown enlarged so the text and illustrations are easier to see and read.
A Walk Around the World, Mixed Media Artist Book, 9″ x 21.5″
This is a piece I have worked on off and on since last summer. For those of you who do not know me, I work as a vegetable farmer for a small commercial farm. The above work is an artist book consisting of four parts. Each part folds out into a section of three pages. I have not yet made the slip case for this book but will post it when it is complete. This work was printed by hand using black ink on Rives BFK and backed with a cream color Unryu paper. Each section, folded, measures 5 x 7 inches.