Bedtime Story ~ Completed Artist Book

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Bedtime Story, 2020, Artist Book, Open view measuring 18′ x 16.5″

A week or two ago I had written about the process of making an artist book using my piece Bedtime Story picture above.  The piece is now complete with the exception of a slipcase which I am in no hurry to make at the moment.

As mentioned before, the inspiration for this piece was a documentary I watched on paper folding as well as participating in my grandson’s bedtime routine.  What I did not mention in that post was my longtime fascination depicting people of different ethnic and racial groups together.  This manifested itself with multicolored circles that represented faces; this was one of those personal symbols that showed up in my work off and on over time. So the various color papers used above are my current way of representing the tradition of bedtime routines throughout the many cultures of the world. It also struck me after this piece was put together that the people also resemble houses, another long time symbol in my work. Hmmmm….

A slide show of the entire piece is shown below.

This piece is dedicated to my grandson ‘Oti’

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Bedtime Story, 2020, Artist Book

New Work: Diary of a Vegetable Farmer

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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.