Sunday, November 20, 2011
A venture into book arts
For the past several years I have been exploring the intersection of my nature art and the book form, as a way of containing and collecting in some small object some of my images and musings about nature and conservation. Two months ago I was invited by Morton Arboretum to teach some simple movable book forms that have the ability to expand an artist's repertoire of materials, methods and creative expression. This book, which was an hommage to John James Audubon, and was part of a Chicago Hand Bookbinders' exhibit at Northwestern University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Library a few years ago, was my first venture into this form!